KY Presidential Primary May Matter This Year

It's very likely Kentucky votes will matter in this year's democratic presidential primary, which is extremely rare.

The race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama probably won't be decided before the May 20th election and there have been some reports Clinton may soon visit the state.

Kentucky Democrats are preparing for a busy spring and the strong possibility of presidential campaign 2008 rolling right through the Bluegrass.

"I don't think excitement even explains the level of enthusiasm Kentucky has right now," said Jennifer Moore of the Kentucky Democratic party.

On May 20th, votes for either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in Kentucky will matter. The race between the two is tight and neither side is expected to grab the required delegates any time soon.

Reports of a Clinton campaign stop are not confirmed, but both candidates will eventually come to Kentucky and come May 20th, this state will be in the national spotlight.

60 delegates are up for grabs in Kentucky. Voters here and in Oregon could play a key role in deciding in May who represents the party at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Both candidates are expected to see Kentucky as pivotal in their political maneuvering.

"The results will be talked about all over the nation. Kentucky participated in super Tuesday in 1980, but there were other states that night," said Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

But perhaps the most important thing for voters here is that it will be the first time in decades that the presidential primary will mean something.

If you aren't registered to vote, you must sign up by April 21st to be able to take part in the May primary.


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  • by TIM Location: LETCHER,CO.KY. on Mar 20, 2008 at 12:31 AM
    VOTE CLINTON
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Mar 18, 2008 at 02:26 PM
    @RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE Youve got a twisted view. My dad served on the ground in Vietnam as did one of my uncles. My brother worked on the original internet back in desert storm. Not once have they told me they were fighting because we were attacked. Nor have they tried to say immagrants need to stay out when they know very well that 250years ago YOU ME and 98% of this country were immagrants. SO if you wanna keep people out and justify wars that should never have been started for teh sake of our soldiers littlone way of life then go to china. They love people to blindly follow them and hate immagrants.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2008 at 11:59 AM
    God bless you Vet. Unless you fought in WWII or in Afghanistan, justifiable wars, most U.S. wars have been fought over special interests that never once threatened our people's lives here on our soil. It's always been about protecting "way of life," not actually protecting someone's life. Vietnam, stop communism spread. Korea, stop communism spread. Iraq, create oil friendly nation in Middle East. Panama, stop Noreiga and drugs. Grenada, stop communism....
  • by RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE on Mar 18, 2008 at 10:24 AM
    WHO ARE YOU ANONYMOUS??? I AM A VET. AND YES WARS ARE OUR BUSINESS. YOU EITHER FIGHT THEM ON THEIR SOIL OR YOURS. IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN WHERE WAR IS THAN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND. JUST PRAY TO GOD FOR SOMEONE TO LEAD THE NATION AND KEEP OUT THE ALIENS AND NON CITIZENS AND NOT RAISE OUR TAX $$$$$$$ TO KEEP UP THOSE OF OUR PEOPLE TO SORRY TO WORK.
  • by Al Location: Quincy, KY on Mar 18, 2008 at 05:01 AM
    Your headline to this story is worrisome. It implies that other primary election votes weren't important. The truth is: every Kentucky Presidential Primary matters. Every election matters. I don't think you said what you really meant to say. In any close election every vote is critical, but in any election every vote is important.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2008 at 06:34 PM
    Vote for Daffy Duck!!!Money isn't everything to Daffy.Politicians say one thing and do the other.How about to balance the budget for the nation we don't give welfare to illegal alliens,only pay a portion of thier college tuition and cut elected officals pay by 8%.Why should the tax dollars keep on paying for wars that is none of our buissness,people from other countries and these rich people to put the screws to the working people of the U.S.

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