Election 2024

More candidates file to run for Kentucky’s congressional seats and General Assembly

BY: - November 30, 2023

FRANKFORT — With little  more than a month before the election filing deadline, a few more candidates have signed papers seeking election to the Kentucky General Assembly and U.S. Congress. The deadline is Jan. 5, 2024 to file to appear on the primary election ballot. Next year, Kentucky voters will decide who will represent them […]

Louisville’s Bratcher to not seek reelection to Kentucky House, will run for Metro Council

BY: - November 30, 2023

Republican state Rep. Kevin Bratcher of Louisville announced he will not seek reelection to his seat in the General Assembly and plans to run for Louisville Metro Council.  The news comes after Republican Council Member Robin Engel announced he will not seek reelection to the city council. WDRB first reported Bratcher’s plans.  “CM Engel announced […]

Rep. Josie Raymond running for Louisville council rather than reelection to Kentucky legislature

BY: - November 27, 2023

Kentucky state Rep. Josie Raymond, a Louisville Democrat, said Monday she will run for Louisville Metro Council next year rather than seeking reelection to the legislature. In a statement announcing the move, Raymond said she had “gained a deep appreciation for the power of local government watching Louisville act when Frankfort wouldn’t.”  Citing Kentucky’s ban […]

Trump immigration policies set the tone for most of the GOP presidential field

BY: - November 27, 2023

This is one of an occasional series comparing the Republican presidential candidates’ positions on issues. WASHINGTON — Most of the candidates in this year’s 2024 Republican race for the presidential nomination mirror hard-line immigration policies set by the front-runner, former President Donald Trump. What were once considered far-right policies are now common talking points among […]

How U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson helped derail a fight against election lies

BY: - November 22, 2023

Back in July, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. A federal court had recently granted a temporary injunction, in Missouri v. Biden, finding that the Biden administration had violated the First Amendment by coercing social media companies to remove content, related both to elections and the COVID-19 vaccine, that […]

Here’s who has filed to run in Kentucky for state lawmaker seats and U.S. Congress so far

BY: - November 21, 2023

Would-be candidates for the Kentucky General Assembly, U.S. Congress and a host of local offices have until Jan. 5, 2024 to file to appear on the primary election ballot, according to the State Board of Elections 2024 calendar. Kentucky voters will decide dozens of elections next November, including who will represent them in the U.S. […]

Republican John Schickel will not seek reelection to Kentucky Senate

BY: - November 14, 2023

Kentucky state Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection next year. Schickel was first elected from Boone County’s 11th Senate District  in 2008. In a news release, Schickel, a former U.S. marshall, said: “The Kentucky General Assembly, like the U.S. Congress, was founded to be a citizen legislature. Members of […]

Democrats’ struggle to keep U.S. Senate majority complicated by Manchin decision

BY: , and - November 9, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III announced Thursday he does not plan to run for reelection come 2024, giving Republicans an opportunity to pick up a seat and increasing their chances of flipping Senate control. A centrist who has long frustrated his party’s leadership and outside advocacy groups with his views on fossil […]

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Morgan McGarvey, Kentucky’s lone Democrat in U.S. Congress, launches reelection campaign

BY: - November 9, 2023

Kentucky Democratic U.S. Rep. Morgan McGarvey launched his 2024 reelection campaign Thursday.  McGarvey, who represents the state’s 3rd Congressional District, said in a social media post “he’s not done yet” serving Louisville in Washington, D.C. He was first elected during the 2022 midterm elections to succeed former U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth. He is the only […]

GOP presidential candidates brawl in Florida debate, while Trump rallies nearby

BY: and - November 9, 2023

Five Republican candidates for president tussled over support for Ukraine and abortion policy at a debate in Miami Wednesday evening, while the leading contender for the nomination, former President Donald Trump, sought Latino votes in an event across town. Trump, who consistently garners more than 50% in polls of Republican voters, once again declined to […]

One year out: how a free and fair 2024 presidential election could be under threat

BY: - November 6, 2023

The last time America elected a president, it led to a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol and a failed coup that gravely damaged the political system and marred the peaceful transfer of power for the first time in U.S. history. A year from now, the nation’s voters will decide another presidential contest — likely […]

Kelly and Joe Craft give the max to Trump’s rivals in GOP field for president

BY: - October 25, 2023

FRANKFORT — Kelly Craft, who failed to secure Donald Trump’s endorsement in last May’s Republican primary for Kentucky governor, has donated to six Republican candidates for president in recent months. None of the six is Donald Trump. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show that since June 26 Kelly Craft and her husband Joe […]