Elections

Ryan Quarles Pulls in more than 200 Endorsements from Elected Officials for GOP Nomination

In the race for the Republican nomination for governor, one candidate is pulling away from the pack when it comes to endorsements from local elected officials. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles’s campaign announced on Wednesday that he has earned the endorsements of over 200 Kentucky elected officials including nearly one-quarter of all County Judge Executives, over...

Alan Keck Hires Campaign Consultant

Somerset Mayor and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Alan Keck has hired a former Kentuckian to manage his campaign. Keck announced hiring Jeremy Hughes, of November Inc., to serve as his general consultant and media strategist. Hughes, of Fleming County, recently oversaw paid media for an eight-figure super PAC supporting Republican Joe Lombardo for Nevada governor, according...

Craft & Cameron turn to Fox News to Carry their Message to KY GOP Voters

Two high-profile Kentucky Republicans with ambitions to be the GOP nominee for governor this year are taking their messages national. In their hopes to win a 12-way primary race in May, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and former UN Ambassador Kelly Craft are turning to right-wing television and digital to get their message to Kentucky...

Gov. Beshear adds Charles Booker to Administration

A familiar Democratic face is joining the administration of Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky. Former Democratic United States Senate nominee Charles Booker, of Louisville, has been tapped to head the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives and Community Involvement, which was first established by former Governor Ernie Fletcher, R-Kentucky. “I am honored to join Gov. Beshear and...

Public Policy Polling in Kentucky with a Text Poll

Some Kentuckians are receiving text messages in an effort to rank Kentucky’s GOP primary field ahead of the May 16 primary election. The text survey begins by asking respondents if they will be voting in the primary, and if so which primary they will be voting in, Republican or Democratic. Public Policy Polling (PPP) is...

Alan Keck Turns Focus to COVID with First Video

Somerset Mayor Alan Keck is seeking some space in the 12-person GOP primary for governor with a video about his efforts to reopen during the COVID pandemic. In the nearly 4 minutes long video, Keck is setting his narrative as a leader from the beginning on COVID and the need for “parallel paths” to reopen...

A look at the Down Ticket Kentucky Primary Races

The main event has been lined up with a dozen Republicans filed to compete for their party’s nomination for governor, but down-ticket there are fewer primary races. The race for attorney general is pretty set for the General Election, with Republican Russell Coleman, the former United States Attorney facing Democratic Rep. Pamela Stevenson, a retired...

On the Move: McCarthy Strategic Solutions Adds Jeff Harper to their Team

Frankfort lobbying group McCarthy Strategic Solutions has added the former longtime director of public affairs at Kentucky Farm Bureau to their roster. McCarthy announced last week that Jeff Harper joined their staff as a principal. Harper worked as the director of the Public Affairs Division for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation for more than a...

Lawmakers Move Measurers on Taxes and Juvenile Justice in First Week

From LRC Public Information Officer Mike Wynn: The Kentucky General Assembly kicked off the 2023 Regular Session this week by welcoming dozens of new lawmakers into the ranks and moderating the tempo somewhat in a nod to the traditional “short” sessions of the past. But even with the new members and measured pace, legislation on...