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KENTUCKY

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John Y Brown Jr - 1979

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 5, 2024
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): April 3, 2024
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 25, 2024
Primary: May 21, 2024
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on February 28, 2024


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Andy Beshear (D)* - Term-Limited in 2027. ]
Jacqueline Coleman (D) - Lt Governor, Educator & Nonprofit Group Founder
Allison Ball (R) - State Auditor, Ex-State Treasurer & Attorney
Daniel Cameron (R) - Ex-Attorney General, Ex-Congressional Aide & '23 Nominee
Russell Coleman (R) - Attorney General, Ex-US Attorney & Ex-FBI Agent

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2027.

Fletcher - Rudolph 2007

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Jacqueline Coleman (D)*

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Michael Adams (R)* - (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Russell Coleman (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE TREASURER:
Mark Metcalf (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Martha Layne Collins

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

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Jonathan Shell (R)* - (Campaign Site)


Julian Carroll - 1975

KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

[ Mitch McConnell (R)* - Retiring in 2026. ]
Michael Adams (R) - Secretary of State, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Andy Barr (R) - Congressman, Attorney & Ex-Gubernatorial Aider
Daniel Cameron (R) - Ex-Attorney General, Ex-Congressional Aide & '23 Gov Nominee
Kelly Craft (R) - Ex-US Ambassador to the United Nations & Businesswoman
Brett Guthrie (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen & Businessman
Thomas Massie (R) - Congressman & Ex-Lewis County Judge-Executive

Jim Bunning - 2004

Rand Paul (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2028.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
James Comer (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Erin Marshall (D) - Sales Communications Manager

District 2:
Brett Guthrie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
William Compton (D) - Plum Springs City Commissioner, Music Teacher & '22 Candidate
Hank Linderman (D) - Musician, Recording Engineer & Frequent Candidate

Anne Northup

District 3:
Morgan McGarvey (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jared Randall (D)
Geoff Young (D) - Retired State Employee & Frequent Candidate
Mike Craven (R) - Retired Auto Worker, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate
Denny Ormerod (R) - '23 Gov Candidate

District 4:
Thomas Massie (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Deters (R) - Disbarred Attorney, Law Firm Office Manager & '23 Gov Candidate
Michael McGinnis (R)

Walter "Dee" Huddleston - 1980

District 5:
Hal Rogers (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dana Edwards (R) - Surgeon & Farmer
David "Krafty" Kraftchak (R) - Airline Pilot & Flight Instructor
Brandon Monhollen (R) - Transportation Manager, Retired Army Veteran & '22 Candidate

Steve Mazur (I) - Truck Driver, Ex-Construction Worker, MAGA Activist & '22 Candidate

District 6:
Andy Barr (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Randy Cravens (D) - IT Major Incident Manager & '22 Candidate
Todd Kelly (D) - Tree Nursery Owner
Don Pratt (D) - Retired Grocery Store Owner, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate
Jonathan Richardson (D)
Shauna Rudd (D) - Social Worker



Gatewood Galbraith

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Kentucky (C)
Kentucky Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of Kentucky (G)
Libertarian Party of Kentucky (L)
Republican Party of Kentucky (R)
Unity Party of Kentucky (U)
Independent (I)
Write-In (WI)


Scotty Baesler - 1998

STATE ELECTION OFFICES:

Secretary of State's Office

State Board of Elections

Kentucky Registry of Election Finance


Jones - Patton - 1991

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Bowling Green Daily News
Central Kentucky News-Journal
Corbin Times-Tribune
Danville Advocate-Messenger
Elizabethtown News Enterprise
Frankfort State Journal
Henderson Gleaner
Jefferson Review (Libertarian)
Jewish Louisville Community Newspaper
Kentucky Lantern
Kentucky Standard (Bardstown)
Kentucky Today (Baptist)
Lexington Herald-Leader
Link NKy
Louisville Courier-Journal
Louisville Eccentric Observer / LEO Weekly (Alternative)
Maysville Ledger-Independent
Northern Kentucky Tribune
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
Paducah Sun
Princeton Times Leader
The Record (Catholic)
Winchester Sun

Mary Louise Foust - 1980

KET - Kentucky Educational Television (PBS)
Louisville Public Media (PBS / NPR)
Spectrum News 1 - Kentucky
WBKO TV-13 (ABC - Bowling Green)
WLEX TV-18 (NBC - Lexington)
WKYT TV-27 (CBS - Lexington)
WTVQ TV-36 (ABC - Lexington)
WDKY TV-56 (FOX - 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)
WFPL Public Radio (NPR - Louisville)

Steve Nunn for Governor - 2003

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