election 2014 http://wfpl.org en 2014 Kentucky Primary: Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell Wins http://wfpl.org/post/2014-kentucky-primary-jefferson-county-attorney-mike-oconnell-wins <p>Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell has earned his way to the fall election after winning Tuesday’s primary.</p><p>But Democratic attorney Karen Faulkner had an impressive showing for a first-time candidate who was out spent by a 5-to-1 margin.</p><p>O’Connell’s lead held steady the whole night and won by 10 points in the final tally, but he says that<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Faulkner receiving 45 percent of the vote is not a sign that people are unhappy with him.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 01:56:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 9391 at http://wfpl.org 2014 Kentucky Primary: Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell Wins Kentucky State Sen. Bob Leeper Won't Seek Re-Election http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-sen-bob-leeper-wont-seek-re-election <p>Kentucky state Sen. Bob Leeper says he will not run for re-election in 2014.</p><p>The Paducah independent said the decision to step away from office was difficult.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a complete change of course, so it&rsquo;s not easy to do, but it comes a time when you realize it&rsquo;s time and you should give somebody else a chance,&quot; Leeper said. &quot;There&rsquo;s a lot of good people out here I think that may step up and run, and I look forward to seeing who makes that decision.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:55:18 +0000 John Null | Kentucky Public Radio 7047 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Sen. Bob Leeper Won't Seek Re-Election Poll: McConnell Most Unpopular U.S. Senator http://wfpl.org/post/poll-mcconnell-most-unpopular-us-senator <p>Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is the most unpopular Senator in the country, according to a new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling released Tuesday.</p><p>The poll shows that among Kentucky voters, McConnell has just a 37 percent approval rating along with a 55 percent disapproval and has only one-third of independents. But the GOP leaders is still ahead of all Democratic threats in 2014, including actress Ashley Judd, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Crimes and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/mcconnell-highly-unpopular.html">PPP</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The reason McConnell does decently well in the head to head match ups despite his poor approval numbers is that even though a lot of Republicans dislike him, most of them would still vote for him in a general election before they would support a Democrat. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 21:03:13 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2921 at http://wfpl.org Poll: McConnell Most Unpopular U.S. Senator