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The Candidates Are Set in Kentucky



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Kentucky’s filing deadline for public office has passed. While there are seven statewide races on the ballot, the governor’s race will make the biggest splash outside the state:

Gov. Steve Beshear will not have an opponent in the May Democratic primary for governor, while Republican front-runner and state Senate President David Williams will have two. In the Republican primary, Williams and his running mate, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, will face Jefferson County Clerk Barbara “Bobbie” Holsclaw, running with retired Navy officer and Jefferson County teacher Bill Vermillion Jr.; and Phil Moffett, a Louisville businessman whose running mate is state Rep. Mike Harmon of Danville.

Jack Conway, last seen running a horrific ad that suggested his opponent was a lunatic cultist and losing to Rand Paul, is running for reelection as attorney general. His Republican opponent will be Todd P’Pool, and no, that is not a typo. Suggested chant: “The P’Pool! United! Will never be defeated!”


Tags: David Williams , Jack Conway , Steve Beshear , Todd P'Pool


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