Tag Archives: Kentucky

Courier-Journal: Interview with Heather Curtis, independent candidate for KY Lt. Gov.

Heather Curtis is the official candidate for lieutenant governor on the ticket with her husband, Drew Curtis. But mentioned nowhere on the ballot is a second, de facto entrant with a brash brand of humor –Fark.com.

For the past 16 years, the couple has worked together building Fark, a web community that aggregates news articles with a humorous spin and likely boasts more name recognition than either candidate thanks to its inroads into popular culture.

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Independent Earns 21% of the Vote In Kentucky Special Legislative Election

From Ballot Access News, June 28, 2013:

On June 25, Kentucky held a special election to fill the vacant State House seat, 56th district. The results: Democrat James Kay 44.0%, Republican Lyon Crews 34.4%; independent John-Mark Hack 21.6%.

When this same seat had been filled in November 2012, the results had been: Democrat Carl Rollins 53.3%, Republican Douglass Jones 46.7%.… Read more ...

Ken Moellman campaign update

Highlights from the Early October Campaign Update from Ken Moellman, Libertarian for Kentucky Treasurer:

* The campaign has been all over the state, and the message is always well received.

* Last month, we told you about a poll conducted by PPP (Public Policy Polling), showing Ken at 16%! That’s absolutely huge, in a three-way race.… Read more ...

Ken Moellman, Libertarian for Kentucky Treasurer, in debate

by Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio (excerpts):

An incumbent with a well-known political lineage, an outspoken Lexington government official and a Libertarian with computer skills are vying to be Kentucky’s next treasurer.

The three made their positions known Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television.

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Libertarian Ken Moellman has been politically active for years, but is making his first attempt at elected office this fall.… Read more ...

KY GOP Chair Threatens Over LP Candidate

Kentucky GOP Chair threatens Republican primary candidates

Even as Texas Governor and Republican Governors Association Chair Rick Perry encouraged Republican unity in the Kentucky gubernatorial race, saying that “there are those out there who will say 2010 was a fluke” and that Kentucky Republicans need to “send a strong message across this country that 2010 was real,” the Chair of the Kentucky GOP began threatening Tea Party-backed Republican candidates.… Read more ...

Wrights takes Stop All War message to Kentucky, Georgia

BURNET, Texas (March 2) – Potential Libertarian presidential candidate R. Lee Wrights will be in taking his stop all war message to the state Libertarian Party conventions in Kentucky and Georgia over the next two weekends.

Wrights will be he luncheon speaker at the Kentucky LP convention in Maysville March 5.… Read more ...

Kentucky Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbraith Invited to Forum with Major Party Opponents

Ballot Access News:

Kentucky holds its gubernatorial election on November 8, 2011. So far, it appears there are no minor party candidates running in this race. However, one independent candidate, Gatewood Galbraith, is running and is already collecting signatures. Galbraith has been invited to a Kentucky Press Association forum for the gubernatorial candidates, to be held on January 21.… Read more ...

Highest number of states with a ballot-qualified party besides Democrats and Republicans since 1918

Ballot Access News:

In the aftermath of the November 2010 election, 35 states plus the District of Columbia have at least one ballot-qualified party other than the Democratic and Republican Parties. This is the highest such number, immediately after a midterm election, for any election since 1918.

The 15 states without a ballot-qualified party (statewide), other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, are: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.… Read more ...

More states elected independents to state legislatures this year than in any previous year in at least sixty years

Ballot Access News reports:

Thanks very much to Morgan Daybell for helping me find instances at which independent legislators were elected or re-elected last week. It appears that independents were elected to state legislators in 2010 in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Vermont. We are still waiting to see if one was elected in Colorado.

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American Conservative Party: ‘Now What?-the ACP in 2011’

Forwarded to IPR by Don Lake:

Last night was a fantastic night for America.

Record turnouts all over the country…a decided swing from the Progressive Democrats in the direction of the (mostly) Progressive Republicans.

There were a few that made it in, though, that might not play ball…Rand Paul from Kentucky, just might not work so well with the Big Government ruling class, and Jim Demint has proven he is willing to buck the status quo.… Read more ...

Kentucky Republicans Drop Lawsuit to Eliminate Alternative Party Candidates from Ballot

Ballot Access News:

On August 27, the two Kentucky Republicans who had filed a lawsuit in state court to remove the only two minor party congressional candidates this year dropped their lawsuit. Thanks to Jeff Trigg and Christina Tobin for this news. The lawsuit had alleged that neither the Libertarian, nor the Constitution, Party nominees for U.S.… Read more ...

The Libertarian Party of Kentucky: ‘GOP in Louisville Chooses Party Over People’

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. – The Libertarian Party of Kentucky (LPKY) is outraged that the Republican Party has decided to try to sue Ed Martin, the legitimate LPKY-endorsed candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, off the ballot, contrary to their deceptive statements about welcoming Ed Martin to the race.

“This tired motif rears its head again,” said Ken Moellman, Chairman of the LPKY.… Read more ...