Kentucky Political News Headlines

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Filing Deadline Passes, Lineups are Set

Today was the filing deadline to file to run for one of Kentucky's Constitutional Offices that will be elected in November. The Governor's Race is the main event and Governor Steve Beshear did not get a Democrat opponent for the May Primary. On the the Republican side, three candidates will battle for the GOP nomination in May to challenge Beshear in November: Senate President David Williams, businessman Phil Moffett, and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw.

The article below does a good job of outlining the various races and we will have more analysis as these races develop.

After filing deadline, lineups are set for May 17 Kentucky primary election: "By Beth Musgrave

FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear will not have an opponent in the May Democratic primary for governor, but Republican frontrunner and state Senate President David Williams will have two opponents.

Tuesday was the filing deadline to run for the state constitutional offices on the May 17 ballot.

In the Republican primary race, Williams and running mate Agricultural Commissioner Richie Farmer will face Jefferson County Clerk Barbara “Bobbie” Holsclaw and retired Navy officer and Jefferson County teacher Bill Vermillion Jr. Also on the Republican ticket is Phil Moffett, a Louisville businessman, who is running with state Rep. Mike Harmon of Danville.

Williams is the front-runner in both name recognition and fundraising. Williams and Farmer, a former University of Kentucky basketball player, have reportedly raised more than $753,196. Moffett has reported raising $53,000."