Elections

Election 2008
6:54 am
Mon September 8, 2008

Special Interest Groups Involved in KY Politics

Louisville, KY – In the last three decades, special interest groups have become major players in political campaigns. Kentucky Public Radio's Gabe Bullard has more on how official and unofficial interests are getting involved in Kentucky's U.S. Senate Race.

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Election 2008
2:31 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Kentucky Delegate on the DNC

Denver, CO – Among the Democrats headed home today is Kentuckian Diane Wood. Wood, who lives on the Kentucky border near Fort Campbell, went to Denver, hoping to vote for Hillary Clinton. But yesterday she told reporter Charles Lane she's very satisfied with presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Full story at WEKU

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Election 2008
2:16 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Cross: "Maverick McCain Makes Maverick Pick In Palin"

Lexington, KY – The Director of UK's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues says he's not all that surprised that Republican Candidate McCain chose a woman to be his running mate.

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Election 2008
4:08 am
Tue August 26, 2008

Youngest Kentucky Delegate Discusses Obama Versus Clinton Divisions

Murray, KY – The Democratic National Convention's first night was a memorable one for Graves County, Kentucky native Micah Spicer.

Spicer, who is Kentucky's youngest delegate at 19 years old, says although the convention's opening ceremony revolved around unifying the party, there were obvious divisions surrounding Senators Obama and Clinton.

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Election 2008
4:47 am
Mon August 18, 2008

Political Conventions Mark a Turning Point in the Election

Bowling Green, KY – The Democratic and Republican conventions mark the real beginning of the general election race for president, according to Western Kentucky University Political Science Professor Dr. Scott Lasley.

"It signals a start to the general election," Lasley said.

"For a lot of people, this is their signal to start clueing in," he added.

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Election 2008
12:55 am
Fri July 25, 2008

Kentucky Could See Record Voter Turnout This November

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky voter turnout may reach a record high in November, based on promising turnout from the May Kentucky presidential primary, according to Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

In the May election, 32 percent of voters cast a ballot, compared to 14 percent in 2004. Franklin County had the highest voter turnout at nearly 55 percent.

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Election 2008
10:16 am
Tue July 15, 2008

Cross: McConnell Likely To Be Outspent By Opponent

Lexington, KY – The race between Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford is already off to a nasty and expensive start. A recent decision by the U-S Supreme Court clears the way for what could be the most expensive senatorial race in Kentucky history. Joining us to talk about this is Al Cross, the director for UK's Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.

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Election 2008
2:31 am
Thu June 19, 2008

Most Americans Believe News Media is Biased in Election Reporting

Bowling Green, KY – A recent poll released by Rasmussen Reports says that just 17 percent of people polled nationwide believe that reporters try to give unbiased coverage of election campaigns. The statistics raise a number of questions about the quality and fairness of reporting in covering this year's presidential campaign.

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Election 2008
12:35 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Republicans Meet to Select Delegates

Lexington, KY – Party faithfuls and newcomers are expected in large numbers this weekend as the Republican and Democratic parties each hold their state conventions.

Democrats will be in Lexington Saturday as the GOP meets in Bowling Green. Topping the agenda for Republicans is selecting delegates for the national convention this fall.

As Lisa Autry reports, the GOP system for selecting delegates is very different from the system of the Democratic party.

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Election 2008
11:20 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Interpreting Political Polls

Lexington, KY – How to sort out conflicting polls from Rasmussen Reports and Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign? Remember error margin and methodology.

Rasmussen's result was Lunsford 49, McConnell 44. Applying the 4.5-point error margin, Lunsford's number could be as low as 44.5 and McConnell's could be as high as 48.5.

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