Kentucky Democratic Party

Kentucky Republicans and Democrats prepare to face off on ‘school choice’ amendment

BY: - April 16, 2024

FRANKFORT — As the dust settled on the General Assembly’s 2024 session, Republican and Democratic lawmakers began gearing up for a fierce fight on a constitutional amendment to allow public dollars to go to private schools. The amendment will be on the ballot this November.  Putting the question to voters had been a GOP priority […]

Kentucky Democratic Party announces new executive director

BY: - January 26, 2024

Morgan Eaves, a former member of Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration, will become the executive director of the Kentucky Democratic Party next week.  Eaves will replace current Executive Director Sebastian Kitchen effective Feb. 1, a party press release said. Kitchen will return to the Beshear administration.  “I was honored to serve in the Beshear administration, which […]

Weddle blames Beshear fundraiser for letting him make illegal political contributions

BY: - January 9, 2024

FRANKFORT — London Mayor Randall Weddle says he told a fundraiser for Gov. Andy Beshear’s reelection in late 2022 that he planned to make political contributions of others on his credit card, but instead of being warned that such a move would be illegal, the fundraiser told Weddle, “Okay sounds great.” Weddle also said that […]

Beshear calls for an amendment on redistricting though passing it would be ‘challenging’

BY: - December 14, 2023

After the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed redrawn congressional and legislative districts Thursday morning, Gov. Andy Beshear said a constitutional amendment should be pursued but noted it would be “challenging” to pass through the General Assembly.  Beshear, a Democrat, said in his weekly press conference Thursday afternoon that he had not read the entire 78-page opinion […]

Cameron never came close to matching Beshear campaign’s fundraising

BY: - December 14, 2023

FRANKFORT — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s reelection campaign raised and spent more than four times the dollars raised and spent by his Republican challenger Attorney General Daniel Cameron in this fall’s general election — a difference that figured in Beshear’s victory. Reports filed this week by the two campaigns covering fundraising and spending through the […]

Kentucky Democratic Party far outraised its Republican rival in month before Beshear’s reelection

BY: - November 22, 2023

FRANKFORT — The aggressive fundraising drive by the Kentucky Democratic Party in support of Gov. Andy Beshear’s reelection did not take its foot off the gas in October, raising more than triple what the Republican Party of Kentucky collected in the same period. The KDP brought in  $491,474 in contributions during the final full month […]

Weddle’s excess giving to Beshear, Kentucky Democratic Party under investigation

BY: - November 10, 2023

FRANKFORT —  State campaign finance regulators have launched a civil investigation into the excess campaign contributions given by London Mayor Randall Weddle to the reelection campaign of Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Democratic Party. The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance (KREF) on Monday mailed notice of the investigation to Weddle and other interested parties. […]

Who’s paying for all those campaign ads?

BY: - November 3, 2023

FRANKFORT — About $65 million will be spent in Kentucky’s 2023 general election for governor by the campaigns of Gov. Andy Beshear, his Republican challenger Attorney General Daniel Cameron and myriad outside groups advocating one candidate or the other. Through Oct. 23, the Beshear campaign reported it had raised $18.8 million — three and a […]

Cameron’s office asks FBI to investigate $202K refunds from Beshear’s campaign, Kentucky Dems

BY: - June 22, 2023

Editor’s note: This story was updated Thursday afternoon with more information. FRANKFORT – The office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has asked the FBI to investigate circumstances surrounding controversial political contributions made to the reelection campaign of Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Democratic Party last December. On Tuesday, Beshear’s campaign manager announced that the […]

Beshear campaign, Kentucky Democratic Party return $202,000 linked to London mayor

BY: - June 20, 2023

Editor’s note: This story was updated Tuesday evening with additional responses. The Andy Beshear for Governor campaign and Kentucky Democratic Party have refunded $202,000 in what they determined to be excess political contributions – money originally reported by the campaign and party as donations from numerous members of the family of London Mayor Randall Weddle […]

Top contributors to Beshear and Kentucky Democratic Party

BY: - April 17, 2023

This article has been updated with information from the most recent campaign finance reports filed last week.  FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Democratic Party held a big early fundraising lead over Republicans at the outset of this year when Beshear stands for reelection. Beshear’s campaign manager Eric Hyers said that, because […]

Kelly Craft, her coal exec spouse give maximum $10,000 each to Republican Party of Kentucky

BY: - March 21, 2023

FRANKFORT — Republican candidate for governor Kelly Craft and her husband Joe Craft each contributed $10,000 to the Republican Party of Kentucky last month. The two Crafts were among 12 donors who each gave $10,000 to the RPK in February, according to a report the party filed late last week with the Federal Election Commission. Five of […]