2018 Election

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Next week, Kentucky voters will head to the polls to weigh in on primary elections, including who to nominate for state legislative elections this fall.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is projecting a voter turnout of 30% or less in the primary election on Tuesday. 

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Candidates for Tennessee's next governor discussed top priorities, education, rural health care and the break-even bushel price for soybeans at a recent candidate forum at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Here is where the candidates stand on issues discussed. The Tennessee primary election is on August 2.

Updated at 11:17 a.m. ET Wednesday

Democratic women again finished strong in primaries on Tuesday night, with Pennsylvania poised to send as many as four to Congress next year to break up the state's all-male congressional delegation.


The Kentucky Secretary of State is asking for additional poll workers for the upcoming May 22 primary election.

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Republican primary candidates for vying for the state 4th District House seat recently debated in Hopkinsville. The League of Women Voters hosted the forum between incumbent Lynn Bechler and challenger Fred Stubblefield. The candidates discussed a wide range of issues, including education, health care, minimum wage and marijuana.

Midterms, especially primaries, are won and lost by activists.

Political ads in Georgia's Republican gubernatorial primary this year may be the most charged of any intraparty battle around the country, especially when it comes to guns.

One ad shows former state Sen. Hunter Hill at a shooting range loading one gun, eyes steady on the camera, and firing another.

"We don't need a carry permit," Hill says in the ad. "The only thing we need as Americans is the U.S. Constitution. And as governor, I won't give an inch on our Second Amendment."

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Republicans may have avoided a possible electoral disaster in West Virginia with controversial coal baron Don Blankenship finishing third in the Senate primary to take on Democrat Joe Manchin, but voters gave the GOP establishment some warning signs in other places on Tuesday.

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Two League of Women Voters forums in the region this week feature the Democratic candidates for Kentucky’s 1st U.S. Congressional District as well as other state and local primary races.