The state's most prominent democrats are rallying behind Jack Conway for Kentucky governor. That sentiment was expressed during a Frankfort gathering Tuesday night, just minutes after the polls closed.
Jack Conway, in his run for governor, is seeking to advance to a higher office for the third time in his career. The 45 year old Louisville native has been involved in politics for much of his adult life.
Conway has a political past. At age 25 he joined Paul Patton's gubernatorial campaign and served in the Patton administration. The two term state attorney general also made unsuccessful runs for Congress in 2003 and the U.S. Senate in 2010. Now, he has his eye on the governor's mansion.
Republican James Comer officially filed for governor Thursday morning.
The first-term agriculture commissioner has been raising money since September along with running mate state Sen. Chris McDaniel from northern Kentucky. But Thursday marks the official start of his 2015 campaign.
Comer is the second Republican to file for governor following former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott. Former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner also plans to run but has not officially filed yet.
Kentucky's attorney general says Alison Lundergan Grimes' decision about whether to run for another political office is a personal one. Jack Conway attended Grimes' post-election event in Lexington Tuesday night.
Federal and State law enforcement agencies are looking to the general public to report improper electioneering and voter fraud on Tuesday. The state attorney general's office is taking calls at one-800-328-vote.
Attorney General Jack Conway admits the anticipated low voter participation in this primary increases the chances of fraud, "In a low turnout with a lot of local elections, that's where you tend to see a lot of the corruption problems." "That's where those of us in law enforcement who are monitoring elections need to be the most vigilant," said Conway.
A Frankfort judge, in a price gouging case against Marathon Petroleum, has refused to force the oil company to roll back gas prices in Kentucky. The ruling comes in a case originally filed several years ago, in which the oil company was accused of price gouging following disasters.
Nothing was resolved at a Frankfort hearing in Kentucky's price gouging case against Marathon Oil. Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate is in the middle of a murder trial, and rescheduled the Marathon case for Thursday morning.
For the second consecutive day, the Republican Party of Kentucky is challenging Attorney General Jack Conway to clarify his involvement in a compromised drug investigation involving his younger brother. Earlier this week, Matt Conway resigned from the prosecutor’s office for undisclosed reasons almost a year after it was revealed he lied twice about being tipped off by Louisville police detectives, who told Conway he was the target of a drug investigation.