Elections

KY Politicians React to Supreme Court Overturn of Roe V. Wade

Kentucky’s elected-officials ran to their ideological corners on Friday morning as the U.S. Supreme Court officially overturned a landmark decision granting a federal constitutional right to abortion. The 6-3 decision by the Supreme Court gives states the power to set their own abortion laws, the 1973 Roe V. Wade ruling had given federal protection for...

Karen Kelly Transitioning Out as Hal Rogers District Director; Carlos Cameron Named as Replacement

Karen Kelly is leaving work with Congressman Hal Rogers after 28 years in his organization for the private sector. Rogers has named Carlos Cameron as his new district director. Kelly led Congressman Rogers’ Kentucky operations since 2013, and has worked alongside Kentucky’s longest serving congressman in several leadership roles since 1994, including serving as founding...

McConnell Agrees to Support Gun Legislation

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, is in agreement with a bipartisan gun safety bill that could pass the Senate this week. “I support the bill text that Senator Cornyn and our colleagues have produced,” McConnell said in a statement on Tuesday. “For years, the far left falsely claimed that Congress could only address...

52 More KY Elected Officials Endorse Ryan Quarles for Governor

Republican Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles rolled out another major list of endorsements on Tuesday for his run in the GOP primary for governor. The latest list, featuring 52 endorsements from General Assembly members, County Judge Executives, County Clerks, Magistrates, Mayors, and City Council members, brings the total number of endorsements announced by the campaign up...

Former GLI CEO Hosting Event for Bill Dieruf for Louisville Mayor

Former Greater Louisville Inc CEO Kent Oyler and his wife Kathy are throwing their support for Louisville Mayor behind Republican candidate Bill Dieruf. Oyler is hosting a meet and greet for Dieruf as he challenges Democratic nominee Craig Greenberg in the November election to be the next mayor of Louisville. GLI recently held a forum...

Daniel Cameron No Sure Thing in GOP Gubernatorial Primary

Attorney General Daniel Cameron, R-Kentucky, stunned the state’s political class late last week with an endorsement from Donald Trump, but the former president’s gubernatorial primary endorsement does not always equal victory for candidates. Trump’s recent primary gubernatorial endorsements in Idaho, Nebraska, and Georgia have all fallen short this year. As Stuart Rothenberg writes for Roll...

Trump Endorses Daniel Cameron, Source Says Cameron Campaign Worked With Don Jr.

In an unorthodox move, former President Donald Trump endorsed Daniel Cameron in the Republican primary for governor nearly one year before the May 2023 election. A source close to Trump tells Kentucky Fried Politics that Cameron’s campaign was able to secure the endorsement via Trump’s son Don Jr. There is also an open question amongst...

Daniel Cameron Claims Lead in GOP Primary With Questionable Poll

Attorney General Daniel Cameron is claiming a “massive” 30 point lead in the GOP primary for governor with a poll conducted by his general campaign consultant. The poll was conducted by co/efficient where Cameron’s consultant Brandon Moody is a partner. The polling took place June 13 and 14 via mobile text response and automated landline...

As Gas Prices Skyrocket One Candidate for Governor Has His Name on the Pump

With gas prices hitting record highs around the country all are feeling the pain at the pump, but in Kentucky, every pump carries an inspection sticker bearing the name of one of the GOP candidates for governor. Do not remove, the sticker reads in all capital letters next to the inspection year, a state outline,...