2015 Kentucky gubernatorial race http://wfpl.org en Jack Conway Raises $750,000 Towards Kentucky Governor's Race http://wfpl.org/post/jack-conway-raises-750000-towards-kentucky-governors-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorney General Jack Conway has raised more than $750,000 since announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Kentucky governor less than two months ago.</span></p><p>Conway has about $705,000 in cash on hand<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, according to the campaign's first report to the state election finance registry</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He has donated only $1,000 of his own money to his campaign.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:29:14 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9726 at http://wfpl.org Jack Conway Raises $750,000 Towards Kentucky Governor's Race Republican Hal Heiner Pours $4 Million Into Kentucky Governor's Race http://wfpl.org/post/republican-hal-heiner-pours-4-million-kentucky-governors-race <p>Republican Hal Heiner gave his campaign for Kentucky governor $4 million out of his own pocket in the last few months, putting the Louisville businessman's campaign far ahead of any potential contenders.</p><p>Heiner's campaign announced Monday that it has raised $4.3 million, with no other Republican candidates yet in the race.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new tally has&nbsp;</span>Heiner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with $3.9 million in cash on hand at the end of June.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9723 at http://wfpl.org Republican Hal Heiner Pours $4 Million Into Kentucky Governor's Race 3 Top Kentucky Democrats Endorse Jack Conway for Governor http://wfpl.org/post/3-top-kentucky-democrats-endorse-jack-conway-governor <p>Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's campaign for governor received endorsements<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Thursday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from three leading state Democrats.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:07:17 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9646 at http://wfpl.org 3 Top Kentucky Democrats Endorse Jack Conway for Governor Matt Bevin Mulling Kentucky Governor Bid? http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-mulling-kentucky-governor-bid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bevin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has remained politically active since losing to incumbent Mitch McConnell in the May primary.</span></p><p>In an unexpected e-mail blast earlier this month, Bevin demanded Democratic Governor Steve Beshear speak out against the Environmental Protection Agency's <a href="/post/epa-unveils-new-proposal-targeting-greenhouse-gases">new carbon regulations.</a></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9615 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin Mulling Kentucky Governor Bid? State Auditor Adam Edelen Won't Run for Kentucky Governor http://wfpl.org/post/state-auditor-adam-edelen-wont-run-kentucky-governor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky State Auditor Adam </span>Edelen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> won't be a candidate for governor in 2015.</span></p><p>Political observers considered&nbsp;Edelen&nbsp;a serious contender. He'd made in-roads toward a run for governor, including courting Democratic donors and nailing down a running mate who was never publicly identified.</p><p>Edelen released this statement today announcing his decision:</p><blockquote><p>In 2015, I will be a candidate for re-election as State Auditor.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:02:27 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9586 at http://wfpl.org State Auditor Adam Edelen Won't Run for Kentucky Governor Hal Heiner Launches First TV Ad in Kentucky Governor’s Race http://wfpl.org/post/hal-heiner-launches-first-tv-ad-kentucky-governor-s-race <p>Republican Hal Heiner is once again taking the lead in Kentucky’s 2015 gubernatorial contest by launching the first TV ad in the race.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 30-second spot features </span>Heiner<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an engineer and former Louisville councilman, touting hay at his farm along the Jefferson-Shelby county border.</span></p><p>In the ad,&nbsp;Heiner tells voters state government needs a political outsider who is willing to shake things up and stand up against federal regulators.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9518 at http://wfpl.org Hal Heiner Launches First TV Ad in Kentucky Governor’s Race Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen to Make Decision on Governor's Race in 'Coming Weeks,' AP Says http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-auditor-adam-edelen-make-decision-governors-race-coming-weeks-ap-says <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky state Auditor Adam </span>Edelen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;will announce his plans regarding a 2015 bid for governor in the "coming weeks," The Associated Press reports.</span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:51:14 +0000 Staff 9449 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen to Make Decision on Governor's Race in 'Coming Weeks,' AP Says Jack Conway and Sannie Overly Offer Few Details In Gubernatorial Campaign Launch http://wfpl.org/post/jack-conway-and-sannie-overly-offer-few-details-gubernatorial-campaign-launch <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT—During their campaign's first press conference as a &nbsp;gubernatorial ticket, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and his running mate, House Majority Caucus Chair </span>Sannie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Overly on Tuesday emphasized a focus on early childhood education.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 00:19:54 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9294 at http://wfpl.org Jack Conway and Sannie Overly Offer Few Details In Gubernatorial Campaign Launch Jack Conway's Bid for Kentucky Governor Imminent http://wfpl.org/post/jack-conways-bid-kentucky-governor-imminent <p>Days after the Kentucky Derby another horse race is on the mind of Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, according to multiple sources.</p><p>Conway is <a href="http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2014/05/05/the-buzz-jack-conway-announcing-kentucky-gubernatorial-bid-tomorrow-with-sannie-overly/">expected to announce his bid for governor this week</a>, possibly as early as Tuesday.</p><p>Those familiar with the decision have leaked that he has <a href="http://www.sannieoverly.com/about.php">plucked state Rep. Sannie Overly</a>, D-Paris, as a running mate.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 01:42:02 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9282 at http://wfpl.org Jack Conway's Bid for Kentucky Governor Imminent Crit Luallan Won't Run for Kentucky Governor in 2015 http://wfpl.org/post/crit-luallan-wont-run-kentucky-governor-2015 <div>Former Kentucky Auditor Crit Luallen says she will not run for governor in 2015.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Luallen has been mentioned as a possible contender as incumbent and fellow Democrat Steve Beshear finishes his second term. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p>In a written statement, Luallen said Thursday she is passionate about Kentucky's future but decided not to run because it was the best decision for her family. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:10:18 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9209 at http://wfpl.org Crit Luallan Won't Run for Kentucky Governor in 2015