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KENTUCKY

Your complete directory of Kentucky candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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John Y Brown Jr - 1979

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 30, 2018
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): August 14, 2018
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 26, 2018
Primary: May 22, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on July 13, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the primary.)
Matt Bevin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
& Jenean Hampton (R)*
- (Campaign Site)

Rocky Adkins (D) - State House Minority Leader & Educator

Andy Beshear (D) - Attorney General & Son of Ex-Gov Steve Beshear
& Jacqueline Coleman (D) - Educator, Nonprofit Group Founder & '14 St Rep Nominee


Adam Edelen (D) - Ex-State Auditor, Businessman & Ex-Gubernatorial Chief of Staff

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) - Secretary of State, Attorney & '14 US Sen Nominee

Attica Scott (D) - State Rep., Ex-Teacher & Anti-Racism Trainer

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2019.

Fletcher - Rudolph 2007

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Alison Lundergan Grimes (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Adams (R) - State Elections Board Member, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Steve Knipper (R) - Ex-Erlanger City Councilman, Lt Gov Chief of Staff & '15 Nominee
Carl Nett (R) - Ex-CIA Officer & Ex-Secret Service Agent

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Andy Beshear (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2019. ]

STATE TREASURER:
Allison Ball (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Martha Layne Collins

STATE AUDITOR:
Mike Harmon (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Ryan Quarles (R)* - (Campaign Site)


Julian Carroll - 1975

KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Mitch McConnell (R)*- (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.
Steven Cox (D) - Drugstore Manager

Matt Jones (D) - Sports Radio Show Host

Walter "Dee" Huddleston - 1980

Rand Paul (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
James Comer (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Walker (D) - College Professor & Ex-US Forest Service Firefighter

District 2:
Brett Guthrie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Hank Linderman (D) - Musician & Recording Engineer

Anne Northup

District 3:
John Yarmuth (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Vickie Glisson (R) - Ex-State Health Secretary, Attorney & Businesswoman

District 4:
Thomas Massie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Seth Hall (D) - IT Professional & Democratic Activist

Scotty Baesler - 1998

District 5:
Harold "Hal" Rogers (R)*
Ken Stepp (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Billy Ray Wilson (Write-In) - Retiree, Vietnam War Veteran, Anti-Israel Activist & Frequent Candidate

District 6:
Andy Barr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Amy McGrath (D) - Retired USMC Lt Col, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & Ex-Congressional Aide
Frank Harris (Libertarian) - Systems Engineer & Uber Driver



Gatewood Galbraith

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Kentucky
Kentucky Democratic Party
Green Party of Kentucky
Libertarian Party of Kentucky
Republican Party of Kentucky


Steve Nunn for Governor - 2003

STATE ELECTION OFFICES:

Secretary of State's Office

Kentucky Registry of Election Finance


Jones - Patton - 1991

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Bluegrass Politics
Bowling Green Daily News
Central Kentucky News-Journal
Corbin Times-Tribune
Danville Advocate Messenger
Elizabethtown News Enterprise
Henderson Gleaner
Jefferson Review (Libertarian)
Kentucky Post (Covington)
Kentucky Standard (Bardstown)
Lexington Herald-Leader
Louisville Courier-Journal
Louisville Eccentric Observer (Alternative)
Maysville Ledger-Independent
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
Paducah Sun
PageOneKentucky.com
Princeton Times Leader
Winchester Sun

Jim Bunning - 2004
CN-2 Cable (Politics)
WBKO TV-13 (ABC - Bowling Green)
WKAG TV-43 (Independent - Hopkinsville)
Kentucky Educational Television (PBS - Lexington)
WKYT TV-27 (CBS - Lexington)
WLEX TV-18 (NBC - Lexington)
WTVQ TV-36 (ABC - Lexington)
WAVE TV-3 (NBC - Louisville)
WDRB TV-41 (FOX - Louisville)
WHAS TV-11 (ABC - Louisville)
WLKY TV-32 (CBS - Louisville)
WPSD TV-6 (NBC - Paducah)

Mary Louise Foust - 1980

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