The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

It’s Primary Day in Kentucky!


It is primary day for Kentucky. The highest profile race in the state this year is the one for governor; Democrat incumbent Steve Beshear is running for another term and faces no primary challengers; on the GOP side, the competitors are Jefferson County Clerk  Barbara “Bobbie” Holsclaw, Phil Moffett, and State Senate President David L. Williams.

Williams is the favorite. Polls are open until 6 p.m., and turnout is expected to be low.

There are no primary challengers in the state attorney general race, but it’s worth keeping an eye on; the incumbent Democrat is Jack Conway, who ran against Rand Paul in last year’s U.S. Senate race and who tried to save his flailing campaign with a ridiculously demagogic commercial that accused Paul of being an Aquabuddhist. After that, I just can’t see the headline, “JACK CONWAY LOSES” enough times.

Tags: Barbara Holsclaw , David Williams , Jack Conway , Phil Moffett


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