BRUCE SCHREINER,Associated Press
DYLAN LOVAN,Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers has won re-election, putting him in line as a possible successor to David Williams as the Senate's next top leader.
Stivers, a Manchester Republican, easily defeated Democrat Ralph Hoskins in Tuesday's election in their eastern Kentucky district.
Stivers has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Williams as Senate president. Williams resigned from the Senate recently to become a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.
In another Senate race, Democratic Sen. Julian Carroll defeated Republican Frank Haynes. Carroll is a former Kentucky governor.
In the Kentucky House, Republicans are looking to pick up more seats in a chamber where they've long been in the minority. GOP candidates were hoping the strong support for their presidential candidate in the state would trickle down to their races.
W’burg City Council to return all incumbents
All Williamsburg City Council incumbents were able to retain their seats Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
Shelton, Tye re-elected, Joe White loses seat
Two new faces will take a place on the Corbin City Commission come January. Suzie Razmus and Bruce Hodge will join incumbents Joe Shelton and Ed Tye, after all of them were the top four vote-getters in a field of six candidates in Tuesday’s election.
Three newcomers get B’ville City Council nod
Three incumbents and three newcomers were among the winners in the Barbourville City Council race Tuesday, according to that county’s election results.
Jim Hays, five incumbents elected to London City Council
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Ky. goes Romney; GOP increases numbers in DC
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky voters made Republican Mitt Romney their choice for president on Tuesday, yet again snubbing President Barack Obama, who has repeatedly come up short in the state.
Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
Slew of House Democrats win re-election in Ky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A slew of Democratic incumbents overcame the unpopularity of President Barack Obama to win new terms Tuesday night in the Kentucky House, frustrating Republicans hoping to make considerable inroads with a trickle-down effect from the presidential race.
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