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Primary 2003: The Vote

In 2003, Kentuckians voted for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, state treasurer, and auditor of public accounts. On May 20, KET’s Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw anchored a full evening of primary vote totals and analysis, featuring commentary by political observers John McGarvey and John David Dyche as well as reports from candidates’ headquarters and newsrooms around the state. Click on a title below to view that section of our primary coverage. All of the videos require RealPlayer®; see our help page for information on downloading the software.

The KET-produced candidate forums in contested 2003 party primaries are also archived online.


Primary 2003: The Vote (Part 1) (1 hour)
Includes the following special reports:

  • Barry Peel, WKYT-TV/Lexington, on Central Kentucky
  • Patrick Crowley, Kentucky Enquirer, on Northern Kentucky
  • Keith Lawrence, Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, on Western Kentucky
  • Dan Modlin, WKYU-FM/Bowling Green, on Southcentral Kentucky
  • concession speech by Steve Nunn, Republican candidate for governor
  • Bill Bartleman, Paducah Sun, on Western Kentucky
  • Mark Hebert, WHAS-TV/Louisville, on Jefferson County

Primary 2003: The Vote (Part 2) (1 hour)
Includes the following special reports:

  • Bill Bryant, WKYT-TV/Lexington, on Central Kentucky
  • Gary Phelps, WSFC-AM/Somerset, on Southern Kentucky
  • Dena Potter, Appalachian News-Express, Pikeville, on Eastern Kentucky
  • update by Mark Hebert, WHAS-TV/Louisville
  • concession speech by Rebecca Jackson, Republican candidate for governor
  • victory speeches by Republican gubernatorial nominee Ernie Fletcher and his running mate, Stephen Pence

Primary 2003: The Vote (Part 3) (1 hour)
Includes the following special reports:

  • concession speech by Jody Richards, Democratic candidate for governor
  • victory speech by Ben Chandler, Democratic nominee for governor
  • remarks by Chandler’s running mate, Charlie Owen
  • round-up of November opponents
  • update from Mark Hebert, WHAS-TV/Louisville
  • remarks by Kentucky party chairs Ellen Williams (Rep.) and Moretta Bosley (Dem.)

Primary 2003: Wrap-Up (30 minutes)

  • A round-up of all results from the evening, with excerpts from several candidates’ speeches and a look ahead to the November election

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



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