Posted by: jamesvw | July 2, 2011

Election 2011 – Kentucky Statewide Elections

Election 2011 – Kentucky Statewide Elections

Selected State Politics Blogs (not necessarily non-partisan) – Bluegrass PoliticsKentucky Progress

Incumbent Democratic Governor Steve Beshear and his newly chosen Lieutenant Governor, the former Mayor of Louisville Jerry Abramson, will face David Williams, the State Senate President who is joined on the ticket by Richie Farmer, the State Agriculture Commissioner.

Secretary of State Elaine Walker has been defeated by Allison Lundergan Grimes, who will face Bill Johnson who narrowly defeated Hilda Legg to be the Republican nominee.

Democrat Jack Conway, coming off his loss in the 2010 Senate race, will face Todd P’Pool, a Hopkins County attorney in the fall for Attorney General.

The incumbent Democratic Treasurer Todd Hollenbach faces K.C. Crosbie, a councilwoman from Lexington-Fayette Urban County.

State Auditor Crit Luallen is term-limited out of his position. Trying to replace him are Adam Edelen, the Democratic nominee and John Kemper who defeated State Rep. Addia Wuchner in the primary.

The race for Agriculture Commissioner is open as the incumbent is a lieutenant governor candidate. The victor in the primary was Bob Farmer, a motivational speaker. State Rep. James Comer is the Republican nominee.

Kentucky has a partisan split legislature. Democrats control the House, 58-42 while Republicans control the Senate, 22-15 with 1 independent.

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