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Romney headed to Kentucky

Posted: 11/01/2011 - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will visit Kentucky in November to raise money for his campaign.

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Reports show Conway with campaign finance edge

Posted: 11/01/2011 - Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway had about 10 times more campaign cash in the bank to spend than his Republican challenger heading into the stretch run of their campaign, according to their finance reports.

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Challengers bash Gov. Steve Beshear on economy

Posted: 10/31/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear faced sharp criticism on economic policies from two challengers Monday night in the final televised debate of the general election campaign.

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Comer begins airing new ads

Posted: 10/28/2011 - Republican James Comer says he's spending more than a half-million dollars on statewide television ads over the remaining days of the campaign for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner.

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Gubernatorial candidates speak to county leaders

Posted: 10/27/2011 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Independent gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith is portraying himself as a clear alternative to the incumbent governor and the Republican nominee in next month's election.

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"Joe the Plumber" launches congressional bid

Posted: 10/25/2011 - TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Joe the Plumber is plunging into politics because he thinks it's about time America had a few mechanics, bricklayers and, yes, plumbers in Congress.

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Beshear tops $10M in latest fundraising report

Posted: 10/25/2011 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has topped $10 million in contributions for his re-election campaign, and still has more than enough in the bank to keep TV ads running around the clock through Nov. 8.

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Gubernatorial running mates differ on mining

Posted: 10/24/2011 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Some big names in Kentucky politics who want to be Kentucky's next lieutenant governor took sharply differing stands on the issue of mountaintop removal coal mining while agreeing in a Monday night debate that creating jobs is the top priority in a state where the unemployment rate is hovering near 10 percent.

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P'Pool brings up 'Aqua Buddha' attack in new ad

Updated: 10/21/2011 - The Republican challenger to Attorney General Jack Conway tried to deflect criticism of his record as a county attorney by reminding Kentuckians on Thursday of an infamous attack ad.

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State won't allow parks to sell politician's CDs

Posted: 10/19/2011 - A Southern humorist and political candidate who angered Appalachian residents with jokes they considered offensive won't be allowed to sell CDs in a state park in Kentucky's hill country.

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Appeals court keeps ads off the air

Updated: 10/19/2011 - A Republican political group remained stymied Wednesday in its attempt to get a series of political ads back on Kentucky television stations, two days after a judge ordered them taken off the air.

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Optometrists show generosity in governor's race

Posted: 10/18/2011 - Optometrists have been continuing their generosity to Kentucky politicians, contributing nearly $150,000 to the two main gubernatorial candidates, campaign finance reports show.

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Touring NC, President Obama seeks jobs votes, piece by piece

Posted: 10/17/2011 - FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) - Railing against Republicans, President Barack Obama on Monday pushed for a jobs package that Congress is splintering into pieces, with Senate Democrats planning to start with a plan to help states hire teachers, police and firefighters. In campaign mode on the road, Obama accused Republicans senators of saying no to helping Americans.

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Coal operators staying out of campaign

Updated: 10/13/2011 - Coal operators with a reputation of using their money to influence Kentucky elections have been keeping their wallets closed this year.

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Ag chief candidates meet at forum

Posted: 10/12/2011 - Candidates for state agriculture commissioner traded barbs Monday at a forum in front of the Kentucky Farm Bureau's board of directors.

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Beshear fundraising far outpaces challenger

Updated: 10/12/2011 - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has banked $6.3 million for his general election campaign since May, far more than either of his two political opponents, and has $1 million left on hand to spend in the final weeks of the campaign.

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Romney on middle ground: I can work with Democrats

Posted: 10/11/2011 - HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Presidential challenger Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of failing to lead in a time of economic peril but sounded less conservative than his Republican rivals in their debate Tuesday night, defending the 2008-2009 Wall Street bailout and declaring he could work with "good" Democrats.

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Beshear defends jobs record in first debate

Updated: 10/11/2011 - RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear defended his job creation efforts Tuesday against criticism from opponents in his first political debate of the general election season.

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Gubernatorial candidates to face off in Richmond

Posted: 10/11/2011 - RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear is scheduled to face both of his general election challengers for the first time in a debate at Eastern Kentucky University on Tuesday.

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Comer raises $650,000 for ag commissioner race

Posted: 10/10/2011 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican agriculture commissioner candidate James Comer has filed a report with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance showing he has raised $650,000 so far, including more than $400,000 since July.

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