special election 2013

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Tue December 10, 2013

Outgoing Kentucky State Sen. Kathy Stein a Progressive Crusader

Kathy Stein during the 2013 General Assembly session
Credit Rae Hodge/Kentucky Public Radio

It’s Jan. 26, 2012, and on the floor of the Kentucky Senate, Sen. Kathy Stein is upset.

Nothing new for Stein. She’s earned a reputation as a crusader for progressive causes, including women’s rights and LGBT equality.

But on this day, after four years in the Senate, Stein’s outspokenness has, in a way, come back to haunt her: A new district map devised by Republican Senate leadership has effectively moved Stein out of the 13th, a liberal stronghold comprised of downtown Lexington and the University of Kentucky.

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