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KENTUCKY

Your complete directory of Kentucky candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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John Y Brown Jr - 1979

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Election Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 28, 2014
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): August 12, 2014
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 24, 2014
Primary: May 20, 2014

This page was last updated on October 18, 2014


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the primary.)
[ Steve Beshear (D)* - Term-Limited in 2015. ]
& [ Jerry Abramson (D)* - Retiring in 2015. ]

Jack Conway (D) - Attorney General, Ex-Deputy State Cabinet Secretary & '10 US Sen. Nominee
& Sannie Overly (D) - State Rep. & Attorney


Cathy Bailey (R) - Ex-US Ambassador to Latvia & GOP Activist

Matt Bevin (R) - Investment Executive, Army Veteran, '14 US Sen. Candidate


James Comer (R) - State Agriculture Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & Businessman
& Chris McDaniel (R) - State Sen., Concrete Contractor & Army Veteran

Hal Heiner (R) - Ex-Louisville Metro Councilman, Real Estate Developer & Civil Engineer
& K.C. Crosbie (R) - Ex-Lexington-Fayette Urban County Councilwoman & '11 State Treasurer Nominee

Robert Lee Rosier (R) - Retired Army Veteran
& John Yuen (R) - '12 State Sen. Candidate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2015.

Fletcher - Rudolph 2007

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Alison Lundergan Grimes (D)*
David O'Neill (D) - Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator & Businessman
Michael Adams (R) - Republican Governors Association General Counsel

Steve Knipper (R) - Ex-Erlanger City Councilman & Health Care Project Manager

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Jack Conway (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2015. ]
Andy Beshear (D) - Attorney, Community Activist & Son of Gov. Steve Beshear

John Tilley (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

STATE TREASURER:
[ L.J. "Todd" Hollenbach (D)* - Term-Limited in 2015. ]
Dee Dee Ford (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-Banker & Democratic Activist
Chris Tobe (D) - Ex-State Retirement System Trustee, Financial Analyst & Author

Allison Ball (R) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & GOP Activist

Martha Layne Collins

STATE AUDITOR:
Adam Edelen (D)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
[ James Comer (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2015. ]
Paul Hornback (R) - State Sen. & Farmer
Damon Thayer (R) - State Senate Majority Leader, Ex-State GOP Vice Chair & Marketing Consultant

Jean-Marie Lawson (D) - Agricultural Marketing Executive, Radio Show Host & Democratic Activist


Julian Carroll - 1975

KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Mitch McConnell (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) - Secretary of State & Attorney
David Patterson (Libertarian) - Police Officer
Mike Maggard (Write-In) - Factory Worker & Tea Party Activist
Robert Ransdell (Write-In) - Neo-Nazi Activist
Shawna Sterling (Write-In) - Minister & Psychologist

Walter "Dee" Huddleston - 1980

Rand Paul (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2016.
Steve Beshear (D) - Governor, Ex-Lt. Governor, Ex-Attorney General & Ex-State Sen.

Cecil Pearson Jr. (D) - Farmer & Apprentice Auctioneer


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Ed Whitfield (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Charles Hatchett (D) - Auctioneer, Farmer & Frequent Candidate

District 2:
Brett Guthrie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ron Leach (D) - Physician Assistant, Retired Army Officer & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran

Anne Northup

District 3:
John Yarmuth (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Macfarlane (R) - Physician & GOP Activist
Gregory Puccetti (Independent) - Teacher, Army Reserve Officer & Iraq War Veteran

District 4:
Thomas Massie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Peter Newberry (D) - Attorney & '10 District Judge Candidate

Scotty Baesler - 1998

District 5:
Harold "Hal" Rogers (R)*
Ken Stepp (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 6:
Andy Barr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Elisabeth Jensen (D) - Non-Profit Education Group Founder/CEO


Gatewood Galbraith

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Kentucky
Kentucky Democratic Party
Green Party of Kentucky
Libertarian Party of Kentucky
Modern Whig Party of Kentucky
Republican Party of Kentucky


Steve Nunn for Governor - 2003

STATE ELECTION OFFICES:

Secretary of State's Office

Kentucky Registry of Election Finance


Jones - Patton - 1991

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

BluegrassReport.org (Politics)
Bowling Green Daily News
Central Kentucky News-Journal
Corbin Times-Tribune
Danville Advocate Messenger
Elizabethtown News Enterprise
Henderson Gleaner
Jefferson Review (Libertarian)
KentuckyDems.com
Kentucky Post (Covington)
Kentucky Standard (Bardstown)
Lexington Herald-Leader
Louisville Courier-Journal
Louisville Eccentric Observer (Alternative)
Maysville Ledger-Independent
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
Paducah Sun
PageOneKentucky.com
PoliticsKY
Pol Watchers
Princeton Times Leader
Winchester Sun

Jim Bunning - 2004
CN-2 Cable (Politics)
WBKO TV-13 (ABC - Bowling Green)
WKAG TV-43 (Independent - Hopkinsville)
Kentucky Educational Television (PBS - Lexington)
WKYT TV-27 (CBS - Lexington)
WLEX TV-18 (NBC - Lexington)
WTVQ TV-36 (ABC - Lexington)
WAVE TV-3 (NBC - Louisville)
WDRB TV-41 (FOX - Louisville)
WHAS TV-11 (ABC - Louisville)
WLKY TV-32 (CBS - Louisville)
WPSD TV-6 (NBC - Paducah)

Mary Louise Foust - 1980

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