2014 legislative election

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4:56 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

State Rep. Ben Waide Indicted For Alleged Campaign Finance Violations

Ben Waide
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FRANKFORT — State Rep. Ben Waide was indicted Tuesday on felony charges of violating state campaign finance law.

A Franklin County grand jury indicted Waide on two counts of misappropriation of campaign funds, according to a news release from the state Attorney General's Office, which is prosecuting the case. Waide, a Madisonville Republican, could face up to 10 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines if convicted.

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12:00 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

U.S. House Majority Leader-Elect to Attend Fundraiser for Kentucky House GOP

Kevin McCarthy
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The newly elected majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives will visit Kentucky next month to help raise campaign cash for state House Republicans, who hope to takeover the lower chamber this year.

Congressman Kevin McCarthy of California won the leadership position last week to replace Virginia Congressman Erica Cantor, who lost his primary election in a stunning upset.

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7:00 am
Sun March 23, 2014

Siddique Malik Wants to be Kentucky's First Muslim State Legislator

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Kentucky is among several states this year targeted for a Republican takeover. The GOP is hoping to win a majority in the House, a chamber currently controlled by Democrats 54-to-46.

But with all eyes on the House, there's a different battle brewing in the state's Republican-run Senate—one candidate is testing to see if the commonwealth is ready for its first Muslim lawmaker.

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6:40 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Statewide Smoking Ban Clears Kentucky State House Committee

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FRANKFORT — A Kentucky House committee has approved a ban on indoor smoking in public places and private businesses across the state.

The House Health & Welfare Committee voted 10 to 3. It would provide an exemption for open spaces, and will also apply to e-cigarettes.

State Rep. Susan Westrom, a Lexington Democrat and the bill's sponsor, says the ban is needed to improve the health of all Kentuckians regardless of if they smoke, and will affect a variety of workplaces.

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5:09 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Louisville Democrat Ashley Miller Files for Kentucky State House Seat

Democrat Ashley Miller is vying for a Kentucky House seat this year. If elected, Miller would be the first black woman to serve in the General Assembly since 2000.
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There hasn't been a black woman in the Kentucky legislature since 2000.

Louisville Democrat Ashley Miller wants to change that. The 30-year-old nurse practitioner is running for the House seat held by Republican Julie Raque Adams, who’s running for state Senate.

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