Grimes between coal and a hard place
Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell thinks he has Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes between a rock of coal and a hard place in this year’s Kentucky Senate race.
Recanvass requested for magistrate race
A recanvass has been requested for one of the contested Laurel County races.
Paul convinced party will be united with McConnell
It was kind of like that old television commercial, only this time it seemed to be “If Rand Paul says it’s so, it must be so.”
Political war begins quickly between Grimes, McConnell
There’s no time for a breather for political observers on the day after the primary that formalized the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell and Democratic state Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Sheriff Pickard unseated
Mike Smith of Gray took an early lead, and expanded it as the votes were continuing to be counted Tuesday night.
(All results are unofficial at this time. )
Incumbents win Laurel County jailer, judge/exec races
The incumbent judge/executive and jailer won the Republican primary election in Laurel County.
Bunch wins 82nd District State Rep. race
Rep. Regina Bunch took 5,330 votes over her challenger, Eskridge Shelton, who received 3,754 votes, according to unofficial results posted on the Kentucky State Board of Elections site.
Brian Lawson sweeps Whitley Jailer primary election
Eleven candidates may have campaigned for the position of Whitley County Jailer — but Brian Lawson swept the race with 34.5 percent of the votes cast Tuesday.
As expected, it’s McConnell vs. Grimes
Tuesday’s U.S. Senate primary confirmed what everyone already knew: Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes will take on five-term Republican incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell this fall as each cruised to victory in their respective primaries.
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