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Democrats looking to win state constitutional seats in November are coming to west Kentucky on Friday for the annual Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner.

Candidates for Kentucky’s 5th District State Representative addressed state issues at a Tuesday forum in Murray. Democratic candidate David Ramey and Republican candidate Larry Elkins answered questions ranging from the state’s service tax to higher education funding at the forum hosted by the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and Murray State University Town & Gown.

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  Kentucky Democrats are positioning themselves for the November election cycle hoping to make gains in the Republican Controlled state legislature. House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes are leading the charge at political events including the recent Purchase Area Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

Courtesy of the Marshall County Republican Party

The president of the National Rifle Association is the featured speaker for a Republican rally in west Kentucky the night before an annual political picnic in the region. 

David Ramey, via Twitter

Calloway County Democratic Party Chair David Ramey plans on running again for the Kentucky 5th District House Seat in 2018. 

via Martin O'Malley's Facebook page

  Former Democratic Maryland Governor and presidential candidate Martin O’Malley will be the keynote speaker at the Purchase Area Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. The Calloway County Democratic Party sponsors the annual event. Chair David Ramey said O’Malley has been active since the election and sees the benefit in speaking to rural areas.


“He and a lot of other people understand that rural Kentucky- or areas like rural Kentucky- are where we need to work on being more competitive.” Ramey said.


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Candidates for Kentucky's State House 5th District outline their differences in a range of issues in conversations with Matt Markgraf on WKMS Sounds Good. Republican incumbent Kenny Imes and Democratic challenger David Ramey discuss the relationship between the state and higher education, regulations on businesses, minimum wage, second amendment rights and other issues they feel strongly about. The Kentucky State House of Representatives 5th District covers Calloway County and part of Trigg County.


According to recent postings on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance website, local state Representatives running for re-election this year are out-fundraising their opponents by a mostly wide margin.

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Kentuckians are casting their votes Tuesday in the commonwealth’s primary election, with state Democrats finally getting their say in the presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Both candidates have made western Kentucky appearances in the last couple days and Calloway County Democratic Party chair David Ramey says the race is much tighter here than he thought it would be six months ago.

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The candidates for Kentucky’s 5th District House of Representatives seat are sounding off on Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed 9 percent cut to state universities.

Murray State officials are circulating a change.org petition in opposition to the cuts that has - as of Friday afternoon - gained nearly 2,500 signatures in the last two days.