election 2014

9:56 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

2014 Kentucky Primary: Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell Wins

Credit louisvilleky.gov

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell has earned his way to the fall election after winning Tuesday’s primary.

But Democratic attorney Karen Faulkner had an impressive showing for a first-time candidate who was out spent by a 5-to-1 margin.

O’Connell’s lead held steady the whole night and won by 10 points in the final tally, but he says that Faulkner receiving 45 percent of the vote is not a sign that people are unhappy with him.

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1:55 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Kentucky State Sen. Bob Leeper Won't Seek Re-Election

Bob Leeper
Credit Legislative Research Commission

Kentucky state Sen. Bob Leeper says he will not run for re-election in 2014.

The Paducah independent said the decision to step away from office was difficult.

“It’s a complete change of course, so it’s not easy to do, but it comes a time when you realize it’s time and you should give somebody else a chance," Leeper said. "There’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.”

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4:03 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Poll: McConnell Most Unpopular U.S. Senator

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Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is the most unpopular Senator in the country, according to a new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling released Tuesday.

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.

From PPP:

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.

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