Kentucky Democratic Party

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Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear said Friday that he won in the red state of Kentucky by distancing himself from national politics and connecting with voters desperate for leaders focused more on their needs and less on “the 24-hour hour cable news cycle.”

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A Kentucky judge has ordered the State Board of Elections to return the names of about 175,000 voters to the regular voter rolls.

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  The Kentucky Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against the state Board of Elections.  The complaint stems from the board placing around 170,000 voters on an inactive list.

On a September afternoon at Western Kentucky University, pop culture mingled with politics during a Rock the Vote registration drive.  A recording of Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" played in the background, as Jeb Veeck with College Republicans manned an information table on campus.

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The Kentucky Democratic Party claims more than 150,000 registered voters were improperly placed on an "inactive list" that could jeopardize their right to vote in November.

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Democratic candidates for Governor, Attorney General and Agriculture Commissioner made election pitches at a park in west Kentucky over the weekend.

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A black Democratic Kentucky lawmaker who was told by a white Republican colleague to “sit down” during a heated moment in the general session is calling on Democrats to "take a stand."

Democrats in Mitch McConnell's home state are hawking T-shirts with a barbed message — "Just say Nyet to Moscow Mitch" — as they try to capitalize on a bitter dispute involving the Republican senator over election security legislation.

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Democratic candidates for constitutional offices in Kentucky are mounting a united offensive aimed at sending Republican Governor Matt Bevin and members of his administration home in November. Gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear joined candidates for Treasurer, Auditor and Secretary of State Friday night in Murray for the annual Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner.

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Democrat Adam Edelen filed to run for governor of Kentucky on Monday, promising an issues-based campaign that will not accept money from special interest groups.