Kentucky Democratic Party http://wvxu.org en Sabato's Crystal Ball on Kentucky http://wvxu.org/post/sabatos-crystal-ball-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Ohio has long been a political bell-weather state, and now Kentucky is in the spotlight, with pundits closely watching the race for Mitch McConnell’s senate seat, and the growing prominence of Kentucky’s junior senator, Tea Party favorite Rand Paul. <a href="http://www.centerforpolitics.org" target="_blank">Political Analyst</a> and Creator of <a href="http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/" target="_blank">Sabato's Crystal Ball</a>, Larry Sabato, discusses Kentucky’s role in national politics.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:30:05 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 16179 at http://wvxu.org Sabato's Crystal Ball on Kentucky Kentucky in the Political Spotlight http://wvxu.org/post/kentucky-political-spotlight <p></p><p>Continuing the conversation about Kentucky’s role on the national political stage from a local perspective, Political Analyst and Author <a href="http://www.authorrickrobinson.com/" target="_blank">Rick Robinson</a> and Former Chair of the <a href="http://kydemocrat.com/" target="_blank">Kentucky Democratic Party</a>, Nathan Smith, join Howard and Jay to discuss Mitch McConnell’s chances in 2014, and what part Rand Paul could play in the 2016 presidential election.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 16188 at http://wvxu.org Kentucky in the Political Spotlight No Ashley Judd for Senate? No big deal http://wvxu.org/post/no-ashley-judd-senate-no-big-deal <p>Ashley Judd, actress and activist, after months of speculation and a lot of conversations with political consultants and pollsters, tweeted out her intentions this week.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>She will not be a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The Kentucky Democratic Party will have to find someone else to take on Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>So much for that. That political bubble burst pretty quickly.</p><p>Democratic party leaders in Kentucky did not appear to be shedding any tears.</p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 10892 at http://wvxu.org No Ashley Judd for Senate? No big deal Bluegrass Democrats party at inauguration http://wvxu.org/post/bluegrass-democrats-party-inauguration <p>Kentucky may have been won handily by Republican Mitt Romney in the general election, but Democrats from the Bluegrass State will be partying in Washington, D.C. Sunday to celebrate the inauguration of President Obama.</p><p>The Kentucky Democratic Party is hosting a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel on K Street in Washington, with Gov. Steve Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Kentucky Democratic Party chairman Dan Logsdon on hand.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:53:43 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 8016 at http://wvxu.org Bluegrass Democrats party at inauguration