Richard Uihlein

Pair of billionaires bankrolled super PACs that spent $10 million trying to defeat Beshear

BY: - February 2, 2024

FRANKFORT – Two billionaire mega-donors bankrolled a quartet of super PACs that spent nearly $10 million over five months last year in an effort to elect a Republican governor in Kentucky. Reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission show that Jeff Yass, a billionaire options trader and “school choice” crusader from the Philadelphia […]

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 […]

Beshear continues to far outraise Cameron in race for Kentucky governor

BY: - October 26, 2023

FRANKFORT — The final campaign finance reports filed before Election Day show Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s general election committee has raised and spent far more than four times the amount of money that has been raised and spent by his Republican challenger, Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Reports filed by the two campaigns  with the Kentucky […]

Wall Street billionaire is putting millions into Kentucky’s race for governor

BY: - August 21, 2023

FRANKFORT – A Wall Street billionaire and crusader for charter schools is bankrolling media attacks on Democratic incumbent Andy Beshear in Kentucky’s race for governor. Jeff Yass, an options trader based in the Philadelphia suburbs, has provided the overwhelming majority of the money to two conservative super PACs that are behind a new multimillion dollar […]