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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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Sarah Palin Not Running For President

Posted: 10/05/2011 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday she will not run for president, leaving little doubt that the eventual Republican nominee will come from the current field of contenders.

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Democrat wins West Virginia governor's race

Posted: 10/04/2011 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin overcame weeks of Republican attack ads to win the West Virginia governor's race Tuesday, successfully distancing himself from the Obama administration and the president's health care plan.

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Ohioan forms group attacking Kentucky's governor

Posted: 09/28/2011 - An Ohio attorney has gotten involved in the Kentucky governor's race through a political committee that's bashing the incumbent Democrat and promoting his Republican challenger.

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Republicans question Beshear's air travel

Posted: 09/27/2011 - Republican Party Chairman Steve Robertson is asking the state auditor to investigate whether Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has reported about $85,000 in free air travel aboard state aircraft.

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Governor Beshear skips TV debate with 2 challengers

Posted: 09/26/2011 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear skipped a televised debate with his two challengers on Monday, a move sharply criticized by pundits who think the Democratic incumbent should show up to defend his record.

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Williams touts reputation as fighter in latest ad

Updated: 09/22/2011 - Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams is touting his reputation as a fighter in his latest TV ad while Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear continues attacking on the airwaves.

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P'Pool downplays old disturbance complaint

Updated: 09/20/2011 - A Republican running for attorney general is downplaying a decade-old entry on a police log in which a caller accuses him of causing a disturbance.

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Former UK coach urges support for Hollenbach

Posted: 09/16/2011 - Former University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall will star in a cable TV ad on behalf of Democratic state Treasurer Todd Hollenbach during Saturday's gridiron matchup between UK and the University of Louisville.

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Comer asks for dismissal of ethics complaint

Posted: 09/16/2011 - Republican agriculture commissioner candidate James Comer will ask the Legislative Branch Ethics Commission to dismiss a complaint that he insists is false.

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Ethics panel to meet, could discuss complaints

Posted: 09/15/2011 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Executive Branch Ethics Commission is scheduled to meet next week in a get-together where members could be privately briefed on some high-profile allegations involving Kentucky's gubernatorial campaign.

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GOP may drop automatic disqualification rule

Posted: 09/14/2011 - GOP leaders are considering dropping a new rule that would automatically disqualify Republicans who endorse Democrats from serving in official capacities within the party.

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Williams calls for elimination of income taxes

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams on Wednesday discussed a plan that calls for eliminating individual and corporate income taxes as way to help create jobs.

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Candidates favor stricter ethics laws

Posted: 09/13/2011 - Proposed changes in state ethics laws for legislators are generally getting support from all three gubernatorial candidates.

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Comer campaign releases new video

Posted: 09/12/2011 - James Comer, Republican candidate for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture released a new video ad Monday morning via the campaign’s YouTube page which highlights what elected leaders and the media are saying about Comer’s opponent for the November election.

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