House Republicans http://wfpl.org en Democrats Keep Kentucky House, But Become a 2014 Target http://wfpl.org/post/democrats-keep-kentucky-house-become-2014-target <p></p><p>Kentucky Democrats successfully <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/republicans-pick-seats-kentucky-house-fall-short-majority">defended their control of the state House</a> -- but they're now stranded on a political island.</p><p>It appears that Republicans will take control of the Arkansas House of Representatives, leaving Kentucky as the only southern state with a Democratic-controlled House.</p><p>And that will make Kentucky House Democrats a big blue target in future years.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 2400 at http://wfpl.org Democrats Keep Kentucky House, But Become a 2014 Target Outside Republican Group Makes Last-Minute Ad Buy to Help Kentucky GOP http://wfpl.org/post/outside-republican-group-makes-last-minute-ad-buy-help-kentucky-gop <p>As the Nov. 6 election fast approaches, an outside Republican group is dropping a six figure ad buy to help the GOP in state legislative races.</p><p>The Republican State Leadership Committee&nbsp;is running television and radio ads in Louisville and western Kentucky and sending political mail to another 10 or so House races across the state.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:34:44 +0000 Kenny Colston 2303 at http://wfpl.org Outside Republican Group Makes Last-Minute Ad Buy to Help Kentucky GOP Campaign Ads From 3 Democratic Groups Contested For Inaccuracies http://wfpl.org/post/campaign-ads-3-democratic-groups-contested-inaccuracies <p>The campaign for control of the state House has taken a nasty turn, with radio and TV ads being pulled because of inaccuracies.</p><p>Republicans have successfully knocked radio ads attacking their candidates off the air in the Bardstown and Mayfield areas. And they are working on getting TV ads in Lexington pulled down as well.</p><p>The areas where the ads were pulled are considered hot spots for state legislative races, where either the GOP or Democrats are hoping to win seats.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:33:31 +0000 Kenny Colston 2263 at http://wfpl.org Campaign Ads From 3 Democratic Groups Contested For Inaccuracies GOP Spokesman: Campaign Attacks Focused on Williams Now Irrelevant http://wfpl.org/post/gop-spokesman-campaign-attacks-focused-williams-now-irrelevant <p>Since the campaign for control of the Kentucky House started, Democrats and supportive outside groups have used outgoing Senate President David Williams as an attack on GOP candidates.</p><p>For weeks, the outside group Kentucky Family Values has sent out political mail attempting to link GOP incumbents and challengers as "votes for Williams" in Frankfort.&nbsp;</p><p>But now that <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/outgoing-kentucky-state-senate-president-david-williams-we-ran-honest-senate">Williams is set to become a judge, </a>Republicans say the attacks aren't relevant.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:35:51 +0000 Kenny Colston 2224 at http://wfpl.org GOP Spokesman: Campaign Attacks Focused on Williams Now Irrelevant Democratic Super PAC Plans to Influence State House Races http://wfpl.org/post/democratic-super-pac-plans-influence-state-house-races <p></p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:54:42 +0000 Kenny Colston 1682 at http://wfpl.org McConnell's PAC Helps Republicans in Effort to Take State House http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnells-pac-helps-republicans-effort-take-state-house <p>Kentucky Republicans hoping to win the state House in elections this fall are getting a helping hand from the party&rsquo;s leader.</p><p>U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has used his leadership PAC to dole out at least $54,000 dollars to Republican lawmakers in the last three months.</p><p>McConnell typically uses the Bluegrass Committee PAC to help U.S. Senate candidates in his bid to become majority leader. But his focus is now on making sure Kentucky&rsquo;s two legislative chambers are controlled by Republicans. Currently, the Senate is GOP controlled, but not the House.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:22:44 +0000 Kenny Colston 1020 at http://wfpl.org