special election http://wfpl.org en Democrat Reggie Thomas Wins Race to Succeed Kathy Stein in Kentucky Senate http://wfpl.org/post/democrat-reggie-thomas-wins-race-succeed-kathy-stein-kentucky-senate <p>Democrat Reggie Thomas is the winner in <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/outgoing-kentucky-state-sen-kathy-stein-progressive-crusader">a special election in Kentucky’s 13th state senate district</a>, which covers part of Lexington.</p><p>Thomas garnered just over 4,000 votes, besting runner-up Richard Moloney, an Independent, who got about 2,600 votes, according to unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections.&nbsp;Moloney serves as a Democrat on the Lexington City Council, but ran as an Independent after his party backed Thomas.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:45:36 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7858 at http://wfpl.org Democrat Reggie Thomas Wins Race to Succeed Kathy Stein in Kentucky Senate Adkins: Democrats Screening Candidates for Rep. Arnold's Former Seat http://wfpl.org/post/adkins-democrats-screening-candidates-rep-arnolds-former-seat <p>Kentucky&nbsp;House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins is predicting that Democrats will hold onto the 7<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;District House seat vacated earlier this month when John Arnold resigned from the post.</p><p>Arnold <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/state-rep-john-arnold-resigns-denies-sexual-harassment-allegations-letter">stepped down as state representative for the western Kentucky district</a> after sexual harassment allegations were made against him.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:43:28 +0000 Dan Conti | Kentucky Public Radio 6902 at http://wfpl.org Adkins: Democrats Screening Candidates for Rep. Arnold's Former Seat