Filing Begins for 2012 Elections

Candidates may now file to run in next year’s elections. Various federal and municipal races will be on the ballot, including all six of Kentucky’s seats in the House of Representatives. Fourteen Louisville Metro Council seats are up for a vote next year. Presidential election years typically draw a higher interest from candidates and voters […]

Legg to Seek Recanvass in Secretary of State Primary

by Angela Hatton, Kentucky Public Radio Former Republican secretary of state candidate Hilda Legg says she will seek a recanvass when the votes from Tuesday’s primary election are certified. Legg lost the GOP nomination to businessman Bill Johnson by fewer than 1,100 votes. Johnson’s political director James Young says they support the recanvass. “Because we […]

Johnson Declares Victory

The Republican nominee for the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office has already begun his general election campaign. Bill Johnson narrowly defeated Hilda Legg to win the nomination, and he says his Tea Party endorsement and appeal to mainstream Republicans will make him a formidable opponent against Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes. In his victory speech, […]

Secretary of State Primary: Grimes Wins; GOP Race Tight

Lexington attorney Alison Lundergan Grimes has defeated appointed Secretary of State Elaine Walker in her bid for a full term. Grimes, the daughter of former state Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan, won about 56-percent of the vote in ousting Walker, the former mayor of Bowling Green, who was appointed to the post when Trey Grayson […]

Walker Predicts Ten Percent Voter Turnout for Primary

Secretary of State Elaine Walker is predicting low voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election in Kentucky, even though voter registration numbers are up. A record 2.9 million Kentuckians are now registered to vote. That’s 11,000 more than in the 2008 General Election, the previous record. But getting voters excited about Tuesday’s primary appears to be […]

Indiana Recount Commission to Discuss Secretary of State Challenge This Week

After weeks of delays, the Indiana Recount Commission will meet to consider charges against Secretary of State Charlie White. White has been indicted on voter fraud and several other charges stemming from his use of his ex-wife’s address while voting in last year’s primary. The commission has already dismissed a similar complaint that was brought […]

Indiana Secretary of State Appeals Judge’s Decision

Embattled Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White is appealing a decision that gives the State Recount Commission the chance to rule in a dispute over his election. Among other charges, White is accused of voter fraud for using his ex-wife’s address instead of his own when voting in last year’s primary. After White was indicted […]

Measure Would Allow Daniels To Appoint New Secretary of State

The Indiana Senate has approved a measure that would allow Republican Governor Mitch Daniels to appoint a new secretary of state if current officeholder Charlie White is found to be ineligible. Democrats are calling it a blatant power grab.

Judge Asks Recount Commission to Reconsider Indiana Secretary of State’s Eligibility

A judge in Indianapolis says Democrats’ argument that Republican Charlie White is not eligible to serve as Indiana Secretary of State may be valid, but the state Recount Commission should rule on the issue. White was indicted earlier this year on charges of fraud stemming from his use of his ex-wife’s address and not his […]