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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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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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