Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson criticized both Governor Steve Beshear and state Senate President David Williams, saying their ongoing rivalry is embarrassing the commonwealth. “It’s a continuation of the last several years of the governor not being able to develop strong positive relationships with not just the Republican-controlled Senate, but also the Democratic-controlled… Continue reading Grayson: Beshear and Williams Are Embarrassing Kentucky
Former Secretary of State Trey Grayson predicts fellow Republican David Williams will lose the Kentucky 2011 gubernatorial race by a landslide. Polls show Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear with a commanding 31-point lead over Williams, who has optimistically predicted a comeback despite political observers declaring the race all but over. Grayson stepped down as secretary of… Continue reading Grayson Predicts Blowout in Governor’s Race
Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool announced Thursday that former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and former University of Kentucky basketball player Travis Ford will headline a fundraiser for him in October. Grayson served as Kentucky Secretary of State from 2003 to 2011, before taking a position in January as the Director of the… Continue reading P’Pool Touts Two Supporters While Conway Asks for Cash
The campaign woes continue for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, who is featured in a Washington Post story for being a drag on the gubernatorial ticket with state Senate President David Williams, R-Burkseville, in the upcoming Republican primary. Going over Farmer’s campaign troubles, (here, here, here and here) the piece quotes state political observers who… Continue reading Washington Post Says Farmer Becoming Liability
Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson starts his new job Monday as director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
Grayson moved to Massachusetts over the weekend, but he says he will maintain a presence in Kentucky, and he won’t change his voter registration.
The filing deadline for public office in Kentucky has officially passed, confirming the lineup for this year’s statewide races. The primary is May 17th. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh looks at the candidates who qualified on time, and some who didn’t.
Governor Steve Beshear escaped without Democratic primary opposition, but three Republicans want his job – Senate President David Williams, Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw.
Congressman John Yarmuth, outgoing Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and political science professor Jasmine Farrier sat on the panel. Farrier said many people seem to have historical amnesia when decrying the intense and sometimes violent rhetoric in Congress and in the media.
Kentucky is a closed primary state, which means voters cannot cross party lines to vote for a candidate outside their party. The primary is May 17th, but if voters want to change their affiliation before the primary, they must do so by December 31st.
A Republican Party of Kentucky unity rally in Frankfort Saturday drew several hundred of the party faithful, and a small group of protestors.