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Candidates Start Filing, YouTube Politics

Posted: 11/02/2009 - It's one thing to think about and consider a run for political office... It's another when candidates actually start filing as they are now.

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Endorsement Intrigue.... Zesty Special Election

Posted: 08/14/2009 - It is interesting that one of Governor Beshear's cabinet secretaries has publicly endorsed one Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate while the governor is openly pulling for the other major candidate.

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FANCY MEETING YOU HERE...

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Many politicians are tuning up for Fancy Farm... the almost 129 year old tradition in Western Kentucky.

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Celebrating America Makes You Think

Posted: 07/02/2009 - It's already been an eventful year with a regular session and a special session of the Kentucky legislature. There was casino drama and lawmakers and the governor had to take an axe to the state budget, because of a huge shortfall.

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Bunning Calls McConnell 'Control Freak'

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Can you say "same party?" U.S. Senator Jim Bunning was asked about his fellow Kentucky senator declining to endorse his campaign for re-election during a nationwide TV appearance over the weekend.

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BUNNING SAYS HE'S ENCOURAGED

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Senator Jim Bunning says he is encouraged by the support he is now seeing within the ranks of Kentucky Republican activists. Bunning says after a weekend statewide GOP event, where would be challengers were polite, he plans to continue his fundraising for next year's race. He has events scheduled in state and out of state.

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2010 Senate Race Unsettled

Posted: 05/04/2009 - Kentucky's 2010 U.S. Senate race is unsettled. That's because the Democrats know they're headed for a barn burner primary that will pit two constitutional office holders against each other.

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NO ELECTIONS THIS MAY..... BUT 2010 WORK HAS STARTED

Posted: 04/20/2009 - This may seem to be a quiet political year in Kentucky with no scheduled elections. But the water is boiling just under the lid. It's very interesting to note how many 2010 candidates are already filing papers to begin raising money for next year's races.

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What You See And What You Don't

Posted: 03/23/2009 - As the 2010 election takes shape before our very eyes, we're all reminded that most decisions are being made in quiet places and on cell phone conversations well away from the prying eyes of the media... we get whiffs and often they're correct.

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2009 Becomes Dramatic Year

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Despite 2009 being an off-year for elections..... there is plenty of drama behind the scenes.

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WHAT A YEAR!

Updated: 11/03/2008 - WKYT has a long tradition of really pulling out the stops on election night. Our entire staff, from every department comes in to help with the extra effort. For weeks, we've been planning live shots, mapping out routes for our crews to dash from place to place and most importantly getting our systems ready to handle the huge volume returns that will come in.

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U.S. Senate Race May Be Close... Is Closely Watched

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Polls continue to roll in showing the Kentucky U.S. Senate race is tight. It is also being closely watched around the country. Time magazine did a story featuring the battle for the senate and zeroed in on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's challenge from Democrat Bruce Lunsford.... Other publications and websites are buzzing about the possibility of an upset in this election that would've been unheard of just a few months ago.

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A MONTH TO GO AND WHERE IT'S GOING NOBODY KNOWS....

Posted: 10/06/2008 - About 3,000,000 Kentuckians are on the voting rolls for the coming November election... more than any time in history. There is energy heading toward the election with a steady stream of early voting reported in clerks offices where that is underway.

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IT'S THE ECONOMY STUPID.... EARLY VOTING BEGINS.... BIDEN IN KENTUCKY

Updated: 09/22/2008 - We have heard it as a refrain in many recent elections... made famous by the 1992 Bill Clinton campaign that refused to take its focus off the economy as the election approached. "It's the economy stupid" was up on the wall in Clinton's war room and has been visible in many campaign offices since. Remember that's the election where George H.W. Bush has an approval rating of nearly 90% after the first Gulf War. But as the campaign wore on, voters forgot about war and focussed on their pocketbooks.

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McCONNELL INTERNAL POLLING SHOWS MOMENTUM....KENTUCKY NEWSMAKERS TO FEATURE CAMPAIGN 08

Posted: 09/10/2008 - I've gotten some information from inside the McConnell camp that shows the Republican senate leader opening up a significant lead in his run for re-election. They've been doing some statewide polling and a note to the senator from the pollster says McConnell's overall lead is 17%.... McConnell 52% and Democrat Bruce Lunsford 35%. We are very cautious about distributing internals on air... we have a threshold for reporting there that requires us having some knowledge and confidence in the methodology. But here on the blog...

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Lunsford Agrees To Centre College/WKYT Debate.... Candidates Lurk Around KY, But Don't Stop In

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Bruce Lunsford has notified Centre College that he will take part in a proposed live televised debate in Danville. Centre proposes the event for next month at the Norton Center for Performing Arts, the site of the 2000 U.S. Vice Presidential debate and last year's most heavily viewed debate in the Kentucky governor's race.

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DEMOCRATS MEET IN DENVER, RECORD ENROLLMENTS

Posted: 08/25/2008 - The Democratic National Convention in Denver is underway and Kentuckians are in the thick of things. The Kentucky delegation is staying just across the street from the convention center and it's an easy walk to most of the happenings. I've been in contact with some at the convention who acknowledge some questions hang in the air as the speeches get underway. The biggest is ... How united will Democrats be after Denver?

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Scorsone Unopposed…. McConnell Running Ahead… Former President Bush Coming To Georgetown

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Alright gang… it’s been busy past few days in the newsroom with regular news and editorial decisions… from the young woman who was escorted out of the Richmond Mall for wearing the dress she had bought there… to the start of school to some of our always brazen criminals making life tough for everybody who works hard and tries to do the right thing.

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Ellinger VS Stein …. Fancy Farm Preps…

Posted: 08/20/2008 - There could be an interesting race brewing in Fayette County for that open state senate seat where Ernesto Scorsone is leaving the legislature after 24 years. Scorsone has decided to make a career change and go for a circuit judgeship.

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