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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 27, 2015
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): April 1, 2015
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 23, 2015
Primary: May 19, 2015

This page was last updated on August 24, 2015


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. ]
& [ Crit Luallen (D)* - Retiring in 2015. ]

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


Matt Bevin (R) - Investment Executive, Army Veteran, Tea Party Activist & '14 US Sen. Candidate
& Jenean Hampton (R) - Tea Party Activist & '14 State Rep. Candidate

Drew Curtis (Independent) - Website Publisher & Businessman
& Heather Curtis (Independent) - Businesswoman, Psychologist & Wife of Drew Curtis

Gatewood (Terrill Newman) Galbraith (Independent) - Social Worker & Frequent Candidate
& Elizabeth Anderson (Independent) - Retired Legal Secretary

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2015.

Fletcher - Rudolph 2007

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Alison Lundergan Grimes (D)* - (Campaign Site)
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
Whitney Westerfield (R) - State Sen. & Attorney

STATE TREASURER:
[ L.J. "Todd" Hollenbach (D)* - Term-Limited in 2015. ]
Rick Nelson (D) - State Rep. & Retired Teacher
Allison Ball (R) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & GOP Activist

Martha Layne Collins

STATE AUDITOR:
Adam Edelen (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Harmon (R) - State Rep., Insurance Agent & '11 Lt. Gov. Candidate

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
[ James Comer (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2015. ]
Ryan Quarles (R) - State Rep., Attorney & Farmer
Jean-Marie Lawson Spann (D) - Agricultural Marketing Executive, Radio Show Host & Democratic Activist


Julian Carroll - 1975

KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Rand Paul (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Payne (R) - Party Promoter & '14 Candidate

Steve Beshear (D) - Governor, Ex-Lt. Governor, Ex-Attorney General & Ex-State Sen.
Adam Edelen (D) - State Auditor, Ex-State Homeland Security Director & Ex-Gubernatorial Aide
Greg Fischer (D) - Louisville Mayor, Businessman & '08 Candidate

Walter "Dee" Huddleston - 1980

Mitch McConnell (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Ed Whitfield (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sam Gaskins (D) - Army/USMC Veteran & Construction Worker

Charles Hatchett (D) - Auctioneer, Farmer & Frequent Candidate

District 2:
Brett Guthrie (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Anne Northup

District 3:
John Yarmuth (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 4:
Thomas Massie (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Scotty Baesler - 1998

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

District 6:
Andy Barr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Colmon Elridge (D) - Gubernatorial Aide & Democratic Activist
Elisabeth Jensen (D) - Non-Profit Education Group Founder/CEO & '14 Nominee
Matt Jones (D) - Sports Radio Show Host


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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