Wine Wins Commonwealth’s Attorney Race

Former Judge Thomas Wine has won the four-way Democratic primary to be Jefferson County’s newest Commonwealth’s Attorney. Wine beat out Carol Cobb, Steve Ryan and Tom Van De Rostyne by more than 2,000 votes. Because no Republican is vying for the seat, Wine is expected to be the first new attorney in the top prosecutor’s […]

Tea Party Candidate Defeats Incumbent Jon Ackerson In Metro Council Upset

Tea Party challenger Marilyn Parker defeated incumbent Metro Councilman Jon Ackerson in a tight Republican primary in the 18th Council District. The contest caught observers’ attention after most GOP council members endorsed Parker over Ackerson, claiming the incumbent sided with Democrats in key debates. Ackerson led most of the night Tuesday, but final counts showed […]

AG: Election Fraud Complaints Up From Last Year

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio Calls to the state attorney general’s election fraud hotline have been running higher than a year ago. By mid-afternoon, 16 complaints had been received. That compares with a total a six complaints made during the 2011 primary. Spokeswoman Shelly Catharine Johnson says during the last presidential primary in 2008, […]

District GOP Chair is Indiana’s Newest Indiana State Senator

The chairman of the Republican Party in Indiana’s 4th legislative district has been sworn in as the newest member of the state Senate. Peter Miller was chosen to fill the seat formerly held by Secretary of State Connie Lawson. Republicans in the district west of Indianapolis still need to select a candidate to replace Lawson […]

Gov. Mitch Daniels Endorses Romney

From the Associated Press Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is endorsing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Daniels, once thought to be considering a presidential run of his own, says he’ll do whatever he’s asked to help the former Massachusetts governor defeat President Barack Obama. Daniels consistently declined to endorse Romney before his lock on the […]

Deadline for Independent Candidates Approaching

The Kentucky Secretary of State’s office is reminding those seeking to run for partisan offices as independents that they must file paperwork by next Monday. Individuals must file statement-of-candidacy forms on April 2 in order to be on the ballot for the fall election. Secretary of state spokeswoman Lynn Sowards Zellen says there is no […]

Scott Brown: I Don’t Owe McConnell Anything

In an interview with Esquire, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Ma., gave a terse answer when asked about his working relationship with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who spearheads the Republican agenda. In a GOP where northeastern moderates are abandoning the party in protest, Brown is running as a “good guy” while seeking re-election in […]

Pence Launching Indiana “Listening” Tour

From the Associated Press: Indiana Congressman Mike Pence is beginning a statewide “listening” tour as Hoosiers wait to hear more specific ideas from the Republican gubernatorial hopeful.     Pence (right) is set to crisscross the state Thursday and Friday, stopping at Indiana businesses to talk with workers. He has previously said he would lay out his agenda […]

“Right-to-Work” Passions Linger as Daniels Holds Jeffersonville Town Hall

Indiana’s recently-passed “right-to-work” bill was still on the minds of many Jeffersonville residents when Governor Mitch Daniels visited this evening for a town hall meeting and book signing at the public library. About two dozen union protestors stood outside the library holding signs during Daniels’ talk, which was briefly disrupted by chants that could be […]