Kentucky's new Secretary of State Michael Adams says he's been an "election nerd" since childhood. Growing up in a Democratic family in what was once the Democratic stronghold of western Kentucky, the young Adams instead gravitated to the politics of Republicans, finding inspiration in President Ronald Reagan and Congressman Jack Kemp.
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the recanvass of voting for the 2019 gubernatorial election and incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin’s concession. Scheduled guests: Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio; Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal.
Renee Shaw and her guests discuss the 2019 election. Guests: Tres Watson, former spokesman for the Kentucky Republican Party and founder of Capitol Reins; Kelsey Cooper, a Republican strategist and communications director for U.S. Senator Rand Paul; Jonathan Miller, former Democratic state treasurer; and Christian Motley, a Democratic strategist.
2019 General Election
Watch candidates for statewide office give victory and concession speeches on the evening of the Nov. 5 general election in Kentucky, recorded during KET’s election results coverage.
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including results from the Nov. 5 general election. Scheduled guests: Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; Michon Lindstrom, Spectrum News 1; and Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville.
See results by county for all offices in the 2019 Kentucky general election, including Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and more.
The Kentucky governor’s race is one of three gubernatorial contests that will serve as key tests of Republican strength ahead of the 2020 presidential election. President Trump campaigned there Monday for the incumbent, Matt Bevin, who’s facing a very tight race on Tuesday against Democrat Andy Beshear, the state’s attorney general. William Brangham of PBS NewsHour reports from the Bluegrass State.
Renee Shaw and her guests discuss the 2019 election. Guests: Matt Erwin, communications consultant and former Kentucky Democratic Party spokesperson; Mike Ward, campaign management specialist and former Democratic U.S. Representative; Julia Bright Crigler, Republican political consultant and founder of Bright Strategies; and Trey Grayson, Republican and former Kentucky Secretary of State, who was recently named the new executive director of the Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership at the Aspen Institute.
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including final campaign events from candidates for statewide office before the Nov. 5 general election. Scheduled guests: Phillip Bailey, Louisville Courier Journal; Daniel Desrochers, Lexington Herald-Leader; and Laura Cullen Glasscock, The Kentucky Gazette.