Louisvillians are voting in today’s primary elections, but turn out isn’t expected to be very high.
By 6:00 pm tonight, it will all be over – or just beginning, depending on your perspective. Today is Kentucky’s primary; tomorrow we’ll be down to one Republican and one Democrat for mayor (the indepedents are a topic for another day), and one Republican and one Democrat for U.S. Senator. And that’s not to mention all the other races taking place. Tuesday we’ll take a look back at some of our news features from the Next Louisville initiative and then talk with political columnist Al Cross about some of the races in the rest of the state. Go vote, then join us! Listen to the Show
A Bluegrass Poll commissioned by the Courier-Journal and WHAS11 shows the number of undecided voters in the Republican and Democratic primaries shrinking by about half. Benefiting from the drop are Democrat Greg Fischer and Republican Hal Heiner. Fischer now holds 42 percent of the vote among Democrats, marking an 11 point increase from a similar poll released last month. Behind Fischer is Metro Councilman Jim King, who gained eight points and holds 21 percent of the vote. King has overtaken fellow Councilman David Tandy, who dropped to third with 13 percent of the vote. He previously polled at 16 percent.
Given the crowded field, it’s possible that a candidate could win the primary with 25 to 30 percent of the vote…
Voters heading to the polls for today’s primary in Indiana say they aren’t seeing the lines they saw during the 2008, when there was a presidential election. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. By early afternoon, voters were trickling in at Jeffersonville’s Wilson Elementary School. But Kelly Khuri, who is campaigning for several Republican candidates, says… Continue reading Hoosiers Voting With Specific Issues in Mind in Primary
Since February, the campaign for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Hoosier Democrat Evan Bayh has not been what most people envisioned. That’s when Bayh stunned political watchers and constituents by announcing he wouldn’t run for reelection. Indiana voters won’t have any Democrats in this primary race since Congressman Brad Ellsworth is the party’s… Continue reading Indiana's U.S. Senate Primary Could Be Close