Primary 2008: The Vote
In the presidential election year of 2008, Kentucky’s ballot also included a U.S. Senate race, with contested primaries in both the Republican and Democratic parties, and six U.S. House races, four of which included contested primaries.
On Primary Election Day, May 20, Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw co-hosted Primary 2008: The Vote, an hour of returns and analysis covering the presidential primary, U.S. House and Senate races, and key state legislative races. They were joined in the studio by political observer Al Cross.
Primary 2008: The Vote includes the following reports and discussions:
- Results and discussion of the presidential and senatorial primaries
- Mark Hebert, WHAS-TV, on Louisville results and the 3rd District House race
- Bill Bryant, WKYT-TV, on Lexington and Central Kentucky results and key state legislative races
- Owen Covington, Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, on the 2nd District House race and other Western Kentucky results
- Bill Bartleman, Paducah Sun, on Western Kentucky legislative races, the presidential primary, and the 1st District House race
- Discussion with Steve Robertson, chair of the Republican Party of Kentucky, and Jennifer Moore, chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party
- Patrick Crowley, Kentucky Enquirer, on Northern Kentucky results
- Discussion of Kentucky legislative races
- Interview with Kentucky House Speaker Jody Richards (D-Bowling Green)
- Interview with Rep. Jeff Hoover (R-Jamestown), Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader
- Interview with Kentucky Senate President David Williams (R-Burkesville)
- Interview with Sen. Ed Worley (D-Richmond), Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader
- Discussion of the fall presidential race
KET’s coverage of Primary 2008 began with a series of candidate forums with contenders in contested congressional races. Those forums are available for online viewing.
KET’s Primary 2008 coverage was produced by Deidre Clark and directed by Nick Helton. Mike Brower was executive producer.