2014 election http://wfpl.org en Koch-Tied Group's Arrival Points to Increased Interest In Kentucky State-Level Races http://wfpl.org/post/koch-tied-groups-arrival-points-increased-interest-kentucky-state-level-races <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT—The well-funded non-profit Americans for Prosperity's hiring of a Kentucky state director signals to many political observers outside donors'&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">intense interest&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in this fall's state House races and beyond.</span></p><p>In a news &nbsp;release on Tuesday, Americans for Prosperity announced that Julia Crigler, a former political director for the Kentucky House Republican Caucus, would lead its efforts in Kentucky.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:31:47 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9730 at http://wfpl.org Koch-Tied Group's Arrival Points to Increased Interest In Kentucky State-Level Races 2014 Kentucky Primary: Results For Louisville Races http://wfpl.org/post/2014-kentucky-primary-results-louisville-races <p>Here are the full results of the 2014 primary for offices in Louisville. All the data is provided by the Jefferson County Clerk's Office.</p><p><strong>To see our full coverage of stories from Tuesday's primary, <a href="/term/kentucky-primary-2014">go here.&nbsp;</a></strong></p><p><iframe height="500" src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17LSwC3R2uCaop0-jLxtwwi41pbH1iq2q222BzjvkWV8/pubhtml" width="525"></iframe></p><p>You can see the full document&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17LSwC3R2uCaop0-jLxtwwi41pbH1iq2q222BzjvkWV8/pubhtml">here.</a></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 02:38:10 +0000 Joseph Lord 9394 at http://wfpl.org 2014 Kentucky Primary: Results For Louisville Races 2014 Kentucky Primary: How Louisville Metro Council Races Are Shaping Up http://wfpl.org/post/2014-kentucky-primary-how-louisville-metro-council-races-are-shaping <p>The first results from the 2014 primary election are in and we have a pretty clear picture of what most Louisville Metro Council races will be in November.</p><p>Districts 1 and 9 are expected to be quite competitive Tuesday night. We'll have updates on those races as the evening progresses. And we'll update this story with results from other competitive Metro Council races in this story.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 23:19:30 +0000 Joseph Lord 9386 at http://wfpl.org 2014 Kentucky Primary: How Louisville Metro Council Races Are Shaping Up 4 Things That Could Improve Voter Turnout in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/4-things-could-improve-voter-turnout-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, Kentuckians choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, state legislature, and a host of local offices.</span></p><p>The victors in some of today's primaries are a foregone conclusion, perhaps. But other races—Louisville Metro Council District 9, for example—are quite competitive. Still, state election officials expect<a href="/post/dont-expect-more-30-percent-kentucky-registered-voters-vote-tuesday-grimes-says"> less than 30 percent of registered voters to show up to the polls.</a></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 18:01:53 +0000 Joseph Lord 9380 at http://wfpl.org 4 Things That Could Improve Voter Turnout in Kentucky Louisville Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-primary-races-watch-tuesday <p>Kentucky voters settle who'll be the Democratic and Republican nominees in the November general election during the primary on Tuesday. &nbsp;Many primary races in Louisville won't be especially competitive, but a handful are worth watching.</p><p>Here are the races to watch in Louisville.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:58:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9371 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday It's Election Day in Kentucky. Here Are State Legislature Primaries to Watch. http://wfpl.org/post/its-election-day-kentucky-here-are-state-legislature-primaries-watch <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With an expected 30 percent (or less) voter turnout in Tuesday's primary elections, about 930,000 </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will take to the polls to determine which candidates will appear on the ballot during this fall's general election.</span></p><p>The big question everybody will be asking: What will the election's outcome have on the Kentucky Democratic Party's bid to retain control of the state House against a Republican insurgency?</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 15:28:51 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9370 at http://wfpl.org It's Election Day in Kentucky. Here Are State Legislature Primaries to Watch. Don't Expect More Than 30 Percent of Kentucky Registered Voters to Vote on Tuesday, Grimes Says http://wfpl.org/post/dont-expect-more-30-percent-kentucky-registered-voters-vote-tuesday-grimes-says <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Secretary of State Alison </span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Grimes says voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary elections isn’t likely to break 30 percent.</span></p><p>Earlier this week, Grimes said the lack of a presidential race and the lack of a ballot initiative on<a href="/term/local-option-sales-tax"> local option sales tax</a> will keep most voters at home on primary day. And absentee voting is lagging, too.</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 11:27:50 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9364 at http://wfpl.org Don't Expect More Than 30 Percent of Kentucky Registered Voters to Vote on Tuesday, Grimes Says County Attorney Mike O'Connell Suspends Official, Campaign Activities After Son's Death http://wfpl.org/post/county-attorney-mike-oconnell-suspends-official-campaign-activities-after-sons-death <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell has indefinitely suspended his official and campaign activities following the death of his son, Matt.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 18:47:40 +0000 Joseph Lord 9288 at http://wfpl.org County Attorney Mike O'Connell Suspends Official, Campaign Activities After Son's Death Number of Kentucky Registered Voters Increases http://wfpl.org/post/number-kentucky-registered-voters-increases <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>3,105,349.</p><p>That’s the number of Kentuckians who are now registered to vote in advance of the primary on May&nbsp;20.</p><p>The number is over a two percent increase from two years ago, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office.</p><p>There are about 400 seats up for a vote this year, from judgeships to state legislators up to the hotly contested U.S. Senate reelection campaign of Mitch McConnell.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9260 at http://wfpl.org Number of Kentucky Registered Voters Increases Here's Who's Running for Louisville Metro Offices in 2014 http://wfpl.org/post/heres-whos-running-louisville-metro-offices-2014 <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will have a Republican challenger in the 2014 election. And the Democratic primary for the Louisville Metro Council district being vacated by Tina Ward-Pugh will have 13 candidates. Four Council members will have no challenger at all, barring independents entering the races.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:58:40 +0000 Joseph Lord 8403 at http://wfpl.org Here's Who's Running for Louisville Metro Offices in 2014