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Cherry, Winters Discuss 2012 Ky. Election Results

Princeton's retiring democratic State Representative Mike Cherry says President Barack Obama’s unpopularity in western Kentucky made a difference in state races. Four of five open races in western Kentucky, including Cherry’s fourth district seat, went to Republicans. Sixty-percent of Kentucky voters chose Mitt Romney for president, and Cherry says sentiment against Obama put western Kentucky Democrats at a disadvantage.

“Now we’ll never know how much of a contributor, but certainly, certainly a contributor, and certainly the Repulican party did a good job of the linkage between the democratic candidates and Obama," said Cherry.

State GOP-funded television, radio and mail pieces tied western Kentucky democrats to Obama. Cherry and outgoing Senator Ken Winters were on WKMS’s Sounds Good today to talk about election results.

Hear the full interview.

Chad Lampe, a Poplar Bluff, Missouri native, was raised on radio. He credits his father, a broadcast engineer, for his technical knowledge, and his mother for the gift of gab. At ten years old he broke all bonds of the FCC and built his own one watt pirate radio station. His childhood afternoons were spent playing music and interviewing classmates for all his friends to hear. At fourteen he began working for the local radio stations, until he graduated high school. He earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Murray State, and a Masters Degree in Mass Communication. In November, 2011, Chad was named Station Manager in 2016.
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