KY Sen: Paul Well in Front in Latest Poll, Will Likely Be Winner Next Week

By: Tuesday October 26, 2010 11:44 am

For over a month now, Republican Rand Paul has managed to maintain a modest lead over Democrat Jack Conway in the Kentucky open Senate race, and with only a week left until the election, signs point to a Paul victory. PPP is out with a new poll showing Paul with a 13 point lead. PPP [...]

KY-Sen: Conway Employs Kitchen Sink with “Aqua Buddha” TV Ad

By: Monday October 18, 2010 11:50 am

Jack Conway pushed a debate in Kentucky about religious faith squarely into the US Senate race this weekend, and the Rand Paul campaign cried foul in a testy face-to-face meeting. In the ad above, Conway uses a series of stories about Paul’s participation in a secret society at Baylor University, which mocked religion and behaved [...]

KY-Sen: Rand Paul’s Medicare Deductible Problem

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 5:47 pm

If a candidate other than Rand Paul were nominated in Kentucky, given the rightward tilt of the state and the current electoral environment, they would have probably sailed to victory. But Paul’s past statements are really catching up with him and giving Jack Conway an angle to win. The big issue for Paul recently is [...]

KY Sen: New Poll Finds Conway Surging Ahead of Paul

By: Friday August 20, 2010 4:55 pm

There is some good news for Democrat Jack Conway. The latest Braun Research/CN2 poll (PDF) of likely voters in Kentucky has him roughly a half-point ahead of his Republican opponent Rand Paul, making the race effectively tied (rounding brings the margin up to a point). Braun Research (PDF) (8/16-18) Jack Conway 42 Rand Paul 41 [...]

What If People Actually Vote for Hard-Right, Tea Party Republicans?

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 10:01 am

There has been much hope–or dread, depending on which party you support–that the embrace of arch-conservative and Tea Party-backed candidates in contest primaries could seriously cost the Republican Party several Senate seats this November. By my count, the GOP could lose at least five Senate race as a result of embracing a more conservative challenger [...]

KY Sen: To Know Him Is Not to Love Him: Paul Drops to Even with Conway

By: Tuesday July 6, 2010 3:42 pm

Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway are tied in their Kentucky Senate race, 43-43, according to a new PPP poll. Kentucky is currently held by retiring Republican Jim Bunning, making this Senate race, along with Missouri, New Hampshire and North Carolina, one of the Democrats’ best hopes for going on the offensive in 2010. [...]

KY Sen: After Week of High Exposure, Paul Still Leads, But Loses Ground to Conway

By: Thursday May 27, 2010 7:55 pm

The Senate matchup between Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Rand Paul is very close, with a slight advantage for Paul. A DailyKos/Research 2000 poll has Paul at 44 percent and Conway at 41 percent, with a four percent margin of error. Looking at the internals, it seems Paul has suffered from his statements criticizing the [...]

Want Rand Paul Off the Ballot? We’ve Got a Primary System for That

By: Friday May 21, 2010 10:00 pm

California voters are likely to adopt Proposition 14 on June 8. It would replace partisan primaries with a “Louisiana primary,” where only the two candidates winning the most votes would move on to the general election,  regardless of their party. The design of election laws can radically affect the results of an election.  A top-two [...]

Real Democrats Jack Conway and Joe Sestak Win Senate Primaries

By: Tuesday May 18, 2010 10:37 pm

Two big wins tonight so far for the real Democrats: Joe Sestak and Jack Conway. Both races were just called in the past hour. In Kentucky, Jack Conway won the close Democratic Senate primary race against conservative Democrat Dan Mongiardo. While by no means a liberal, Conway was to the left of Mongiardo on many [...]

Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Oregon Primary Thread – Part 2

By: Tuesday May 18, 2010 8:01 pm

Tonight is a primary night with elections in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Oregon. The big races are the contested Senate primaries in KY, PA and AR, and the special election in PA-12 Congressional district to replace Democrat John Murtha. David Dayen has a primer on the races to watch this evening and so does Swing [...]

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