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  • Kentucky legislature certifies amendment to authorize changes to legislative session end dates and special sessions

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    On March 15, the Kentucky State Legislature voted to send a constitutional amendment to voters in November 2022 that would authorize the legislature to change legislative session end dates through a three-fifths vote in each chamber. It would also authorize the House speaker and Senate president to jointly call a special legislative session for up…

  • Four new Kentucky bills would limit the governor’s emergency powers

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    On Jan. 7, the Kentucky State House and Senate passed four pieces of legislation aimed at limiting the emergency powers of the state governor.   The first bill, House Bill 1, would allow any businesses, schools, or associations to remain open as long as their operating plans meet or exceed guidance issued by the federal…

  • Incumbent Mitch McConnell (R) defeats Amy McGrath (D) in U.S. Senate election in Kentucky

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    Incumbent Mitch McConnell (R) defeated Amy McGrath (D), Brad Barron (L), and Randall Lee Teegarden (Unaffiliated) in the November 3, 2020, general election for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. As of Oct. 14, McGrath had raised $90 million—more than any other U.S. Senate candidate in the country other than Jamie Harrison (D). McConnell was sixth in…

  • Two incumbents defeated in Kentucky state legislative primaries so far

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    On June 23, 2020, voters across Kentucky cast their ballots in the state’s legislative primaries. In total, there were six party primaries for state Senate seats and 32 primaries in the state House. By partisan affiliation, there were 13 Democratic primaries and 25 Republican primaries for a total of 38, a decrease from the 51…

  • McGrath wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Kentucky

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    Amy McGrath won the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Kentucky and will face Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) in the Nov. 3 general election. With 99% of precincts reporting, McGrath had 45% of the vote to state Rep. Charles Booker’s 43%. Eight other candidates were on the ballot. The race was called Tuesday,…

  • Voters decide state-level races in Kentucky, New York, South Carolina

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    On June 23, 2020, Kentucky and New York held primaries for state-level offices, and South Carolina held state legislative primary runoff elections. Candidates competed to advance to the general election scheduled for November 3, 2020. In Kentucky, 19 state Senate seats and all 100 state House seats were on the ballot, along with one state…

  • Massie defeats challenger McMurtry in KY-04

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    Incumbent Thomas Massie defeated challenger Todd McMurtry in the Republican primary for Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District. As of 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Massie had received 88.2% of the vote to McMurtry’s 11.8%. McMurtry was Massie’s first primary challenger since he was elected in 2012. Election forecasters project Massie is a solid favorite to defeat the…

  • Kentucky and New York to hold state legislative and judicial primaries

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    Kentucky and New York are holding regularly scheduled primaries for state-level offices on June 23. In Kentucky, there are primaries being held for 19 state Senate seats, all 100 state House seats, one state supreme court seat, and one state intermediate appellate court seat. A special general election is being held in District 26 of…

  • 3 states holding primaries for 42 congressional seats on June 23

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    Three states are holding primaries on June 23, 2020. Forty-two congressional seats will be on the ballot, including two U.S. Senate seats and 40 U.S. House seats. The following seats will be on the ballot in Kentucky: • 1 U.S. Senate seat • 6 U.S. House seats The following seats will be on the ballot…

  • Special election to be held June 23 for Kentucky Senate seat

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    A special election is being held on June 23 for District 26 of the Kentucky State Senate. Karen Berg (D) and Bill Ferko (R) are running in the special election. Party county executive committees choose nominees for state legislative special elections in Kentucky. The seat became vacant when Ernie Harris (R) retired from the legislature…