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Kentucky political candidates are already qualifying for 2011 races.

Qualifying for Kentucky’s constitutional offices opened last Wednesday, and Bill Johnson of Todd County is the first candidate to file his paperwork at the State Capitol. Johnson is running as a Republican for Secretary of State.

“Always been a passion of mine and still is today to defend the Constitution of this country, and so I thought this office fit that mission very well,” he said.

Johnson, you may recall, was in this year’s U.S. Senate race, but withdrew before the primary. B.D. Wilson of Frankfort was picking up his paperwork from the Secretary of State’s office. He plans to run as a Democrat for state Agriculture Commissioner. The filing deadline for the 2011 campaign is January 25th.