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Primary 2003: Candidate Forums

During April and May 2003, KET produced a series of 11 candidate forums in contested party primaries for Kentucky governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, and auditor of public accounts. All candidates whose names appeared on the ballot were invited to participate.

Bill Goodman, host of KET’s Kentucky Tonight, moderates the forums. In each program, two journalists ask questions of the candidates. Candidates also are given an opportunity to ask questions of one another.

Businessman Bruce Lunsford participated in both of our forums for Democratic gubernatorial candidates before withdrawing from the race on May 16. His running mate was Barbara Edelman.

The other governor/lieutenant governor slates:

(R) Fletcher/Pence
(R) Jackson/Rudolph
(R) Moore/Bell
(R) Nunn/Heleringer
(D) Chandler/Owen
(D) Hensley/Robbins
(D) Richards/Miller
 

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Democrats for Governor I
aired April 14
Democrats for Governor II
aired May 12
Candidates: A.B. “Ben” Chandler, Otis Hensley, W. Bruce Lunsford, and Jody Richards

Democrats for Lt. Governor
aired April 28
Candidates: Barbara B. Edelman, Tony Miller, and Charlie Owen
(Richard Robbins did not participate.)

Democrats for Secretary of State
aired April 10
Candidates: H. “Gippy” Graham, J. “Joe B.” Lanter, and Russ Maple

Democrats for Attorney General
aired April 24
Candidates: Chris Gorman, Ed Hatchett, and Gregory D. Stumbo

Democrats for Commissioner of Agriculture
aired May 1
Candidates: Alice Woods Baesler, Glen D. Holbrook, Barney Hornback, Roy A. Massey, Steve Meredith, Joey Pendleton, and Jimmy “Gabe” Turner
(T.E. “Beck” Beckham did not participate.)

Democrats for Auditor
aired May 8
Candidates: Michael Wayne Gayhart, Jim Glenn, and Crit Luallen

Republicans for Governor I
aired April 7
Republicans for Governor II
aired May 5
Candidates: Ernie Fletcher, Rebecca Jackson, Virgil Moore, and Steve Nunn

Republicans for Lt. Governor
aired April 21
Candidates: Bob Heleringer and Robbie Rudolph
(Don Bell and Stephen B. Pence did not participate.)

Republicans for Attorney General
aired April 17
Candidates: Timothy E. Feeley and Philip C. Kimball
(Jack D. Wood did not participate.)

Republicans for Commissioner of Agriculture
aired May 1
Candidate: L.W. “Buck” Beasley
(Richie Farmer did not participate.)

Republicans for Auditor
aired May 8
Candidates: Linda Greenwell, Peppy Martin, Osi Onyekwuluje, and Basha Cannon Roberts



The Republican candidate for secretary of state, C.M. “Trey” Grayson, and both candidates for state treasurer, Republican Adam Koenig and Democrat Jonathan Miller, were unopposed in the primary.

KET’s 2003 primary election coverage was produced by Deidre Clark and directed by Carl Babcock. Donna Moore was executive producer.



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