Elections

How Craft’s Steering of Government Business to Trump’s Hotel Could Hurt Gubernatorial Bid

Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft steered government business back into the pocket of President Donald Trump while she was in office, but what does that mean for her potential bid for governor of Kentucky? Forbes released a report just before Labor Day showing as the Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft used her official...

Bourbon & Birds Ep. 8 – Special Session and Elections

Former Republican Party of Kentucky spokesperson Tres Watson stops by the Kentucky Fried Politics to sip Fighting Cock Bourbon and discuss the special legislative session and upcoming special elections. Over the course of the interview, Watson and Kentucky Fried Politics host Nick Storm discuss the state of journalism, Kentucky media and their recent stories on...

Conservative Navy Vet Running as Independent in 51st Dist. Special Election

Former Adair Co. Republican Timothy Shafer has gathered 114 signatures and will be listed as an independent on the Nov. 2 ballot for the 51st House Dist. special election. Shafer, a Navy veteran, told Kentucky Fried Politics he already has billboards up in Taylor and Adair Co., he’s been on local radio for a month,...

Rep. Kelly Flood Will Not Seek Re-Election

Democratic state Rep. Kelly Flood will not seek another term in the House of Representatives in 2022. Flood, D-Lexington, said in her last 15-months in office she will focus her efforts on women’s maternal rights, educating children through the pandemic, and increasing aid to families caring for loved ones at home. “The people in my...

Fmr. Taylor Co. Judge Exec. Democratic Nominee for 51st Dist. Special Election

Adair and Taylor County Democrats have nominated former Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers for the Nov. 2 special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Rep. John “Bam” Carney. Rogers was the lone Democrat interested in running in the special election, according to Columbia Magazine. Rogers will face Michael “Sarge” Pollock an insurance risk...

Dems Nominate Immigration & Injury Lawyer to Fill Vacant Senate Seat

Democrats in central Kentucky have nominated an immigration and injury attorney to fill the unexpired term of the late Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville.  Helen Gulgan Bukulmez, a Lexington immigration and injury lawyer and adjunct professor at NKU, will face off against the Republican nominee Nicholasville Dr. Donald Douglas in the Nov. 2 special election in...

Democrats Nominate Small Business Owner to Fill 89th Dist. House Seat

Democrats in the 89th House Dist. have nominated a Berea, Kentucky, small business owner for the Special Election to fill the vacated House seat of former Republican Rep. Robert Goforth who resigned in August. The Madison County Democratic Party quietly announced Mae Suramek of Berea, KY, as their nominee for the district which includes part...

GOP Nominates Michael “Sarge” Pollock for House District 51 Special Election

Republicans in the 51st House Dist. nominated Michael “Sarge” Pollock of Campbellsville to be the GOP candidate for the Nov. 2, 2021, special election to fill the vacancy created by the passing of the late Rep. John “Bam” Carney. “The passing of Bam Carney hit Kentucky Republicans hard, and we are very grateful for all...

GOP Nominates McKee Principal to Fill Vacant House Seat

Republicans in Jackson, Laurel, and Madison Counties nominated Timmy Truett of McKee to be the GOP candidate for the Nov. 2, special election to fill the vacated House seat of former Rep. Robert Goforth who resigned in August. Truett, a principal at McKee Elementary School will try and hold the 89th House District for Republicans...