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KENTUCKY

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John Y Brown Jr - 1979

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 29, 2019
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): August 13, 2019
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 25, 2019
Primary: May 21, 2019

Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 28, 2020
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): August 11, 2020
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 23, 2020
Primary: May 19, 2020
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on November 19, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the primary.)
Matt Bevin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
& Jenean Hampton (R)*
- (Campaign Site)

Rocky Adkins (D) - State House Minority Leader & Educator
& Steph Horne (D) - Ex-Jefferson County Board of Education Member & Attorney

Andy Beshear (D) - Attorney General & Son of Ex-Gov Steve Beshear
& Jacqueline Coleman (D) - Educator, Nonprofit Group Founder & '14 St Rep Nominee


Adam Edelen (D) - Ex-State Auditor, Businessman & Ex-Gubernatorial Chief of Staff

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) - Secretary of State, Attorney & '14 US Sen Nominee

Amy McGrath (D) - Retired USMC Lt Col, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & '18 US Rep Nominee

Attica Scott (D) - State Rep., Ex-Teacher & Anti-Racism Trainer

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2019.

Fletcher - Rudolph 2007

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Alison Lundergan Grimes (D)* - Term-Limited in 2019. ]
Michael Adams (R) - State Elections Board Member, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Steve Knipper (R) - Ex-Erlanger City Councilman, Lt Gov Chief of Staff & '15 Nominee
Carl Nett (R) - Ex-CIA Officer & Ex-Secret Service Agent

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Andy Beshear (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2019. ]
Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) - Secretary of State, Attorney & '14 US Sen Nominee
Chris Harris (D) - State Rep., Ex-Pike County Magistrate & Attorney
Morgan McGarvey (D) - State Sen., Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Jennifer Moore (D) - Ex-Democratic State Chair & Attorney
Sannie Overly (D) - State Rep., Ex-State Democratic Chair, Attorney, Engineer & '15 Lt Gov Nominee
Mike Hogan (R) - Lawrence County Attorney & '15 Candidate

Whitney Westerfield (R) - State Sen., Attorney & '15 Nominee

STATE TREASURER:
Allison Ball (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Martha Layne Collins

STATE AUDITOR:
Mike Harmon (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Ryan Quarles (R)* - (Campaign Site)


Julian Carroll - 1975

KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Mitch McConnell (R)* - (Campaign Site) - (Senate Leadership Site) - Next Election in 2020.
Steven Cox (D) - Drugstore Manager

Greg Fischer (D) - Louisville Mayor & Businessman
Jim Gray (D) - Ex-Lexington Mayor, Businessman, '16 Nominee & '18 US Rep Candidate
Matt Jones (D) - Sports Radio Show Host

Andrew Maynard (D)

Walter "Dee" Huddleston - 1980

Rand Paul (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
James Comer (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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)*

District 6:
Andy Barr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Amy McGrath (D) - Retired USMC Lt Col, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & '18 Nominee



Gatewood Galbraith

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Kentucky (C)
Kentucky Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of Kentucky (G)
Libertarian Party of Kentucky (L)
Republican Party of Kentucky (R)


Steve Nunn for Governor - 2003

STATE ELECTION OFFICES:

Secretary of State's Office

State Board of Elections

Kentucky Registry of Election Finance


Jones - Patton - 1991

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Bluegrass Politics
Bowling Green Daily News
Central Kentucky News-Journal
Corbin Times-Tribune
Danville Advocate Messenger
Elizabethtown News Enterprise
Henderson Gleaner
Jefferson Review (Libertarian)
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
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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