FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The State Board of Elections has certified results from the May 22 primary, making Gov. Ernie Fletcher the official Republican nominee in his bid for re-election against former Democratic Lt. Gov. Steve Beshear.
The customary recanvassing yielded no surprises going into the Nov. 6 general election.
Louisville lawyer Jack Conway is the Democratic nominee in the race for attorney general against Republican state Rep. Stan Lee of Lexington.
In the state treasurer's race, Democrat Todd Hollenbach will face Republican Melinda Wheeler, a former state court administrator.
For secretary of state, incumbent Republican Secretary of State Trey Grayson will face Democrat Bruce Hendrickson.
And in the race for agriculture commissioner, Republican incumbent Richie Farmer will face retired cable contractor David Lynn Williams of Glasgow.
One slate of independent candidates, Micah Ingram of Georgetown and Paige Allen of Owenton, have filed a statement of candidacy to run for governor and lieutenant governor respectively. They have until Aug. 14 to file additional paperwork to officially enter the race.
Because the deadline for filing statements of candidacy passed in April, no other independent candidates can enter the race, except as write-in candidates. Candidates can file as write-ins up to 10 days before the election.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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