Kentucky primary 2014

Politics
8:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

2014 Kentucky Primary: 26 Percent of Registered Voters Voted

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There was light voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary election—just 26 percent of registered Kentucky voters cast a ballot.

That's of a record 3.1 million registered voters.

Turnout was highest in some Eastern Kentucky counties, most notably those in which the Kentucky Attorney General's office says reports of vote-buying were highest.

Related: 4 Things That Could Improve Voter Turnout

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Politics
10:38 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

2014 Kentucky Primary: Results For Louisville Races

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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.

To see our full coverage of stories from Tuesday's primary, go here. 

You can see the full document here.

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Politics
9:56 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

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

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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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Politics
9:38 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

2014 Kentucky Primary: Bill Hollander Wins District 9 Race, Hopes to Win Opponents' Support

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After a crowded, 13-person primary, Bill Hollander has emerged as the Democratic candidate for the Louisville Metro Council's 9th District.

Hollander had Mayor Greg Fischer's endorsement and a fundraising advantage over most of his opponents.

“It takes some funds to get your name out and to get your message out, particularly in a field of 13 people, but I think the most important factor was direct contact with voters," he says.

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Politics
8:19 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Jessica Green Beats Attica Scott in Louisville Council District 1 Race: 'My Mother Has Spoken.'

The Louisville Metro Council's first district will have a new representative.

Jessica Green has defeated incumbent Attica Scott in the Democratic primary, and is the de facto winner of the general election, as she faces no Republican opponent.

Green won 55 percent to Scott's 45 percent, or 311 votes.

Green is the daughter of the late District 1 Councilwoman Judy Green, who was removed from office in 2011 for ethics violations.

“Many people tried to make this race about my mother," Jessica Green says. "My mother has spoken and she has gotten the last word.”

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Local News
7:19 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

2014 Kentucky Primary: How Louisville Metro Council Races Are Shaping Up

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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.

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.

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Politics
7:19 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

2014 Kentucky Primary: Mitch McConnell Defeats Matt Bevin

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The Associated Press is calling the Republican primary election for incumbent Mitch McConnell over challenger Matt Bevin party challenger.

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has also won her party's nomination and will face McConnell in the fall election.

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