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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 , 2018
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): April , 2018
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October , 2018
Primary: May , 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on June 13, 2017


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Matt Bevin (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2019.

Fletcher - Rudolph 2007

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Jenean Hampton (R)*

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Alison Lundergan Grimes (D)* - (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Andy Beshear (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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.

Walter "Dee" Huddleston - 1980

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
James Comer (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 2:
Brett Guthrie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Grant Short (D) - Businessman, Pilot, Community Activist & '16 US Sen. Candidate

Anne Northup

District 3:
John Yarmuth (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sandra McLaughlin (R) - Jefferson County Dist. Judge

District 4:
Thomas Massie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sayre Christian O'Cull (D) - College Student
Joshua Neace (Amer Solidarity) - Blue Collar Worker

Scotty Baesler - 1998

District 5:
Harold "Hal" Rogers (R)*

District 6:
Andy Barr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Leslie Combs (D) - Ex-State Rep. & College Administrator
Colmon Eldrige (D) - Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Democratic Activist
Jim Gray (D) - Lexington Mayor, Businessman & '16 US Sen. Nominee
James Kay (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

Amy McGrath (D) - Retired USMC Lt. Colonel, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & Ex-Congressional Aide

Reggie Thomas (D) - State Sen., College Professor & Attorney


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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