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Two convicted felons run for judge executive

Two convicted felons are running for judge executive in Knott County.

The Lexington Herald reports Donnie Newsome, who resigned as judge executive after being convicted in a vote buying scheme, wants the job again.

The current judge executive, Randy Thompson, is awaiting the results of an appeal in his own vote buying case.

Thompson, who's a republican, is unopposed in the primary.

Newsome is running against two other democrats in may.

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