Kentucky State AFL-CIO


EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO's COPE Committee voted "no recommendation" in the Gray-McGrath-Thomas primary matchup.


Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is projecting a voter turnout of 30% or less in the primary election on Tuesday. 

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky Republicans like to say it’s a new day in the Bluegrass State after Republicans took complete control of Frankfort in the 2016 election by capturing the majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in nearly 100 years.

But passage of cherished GOP measures like right-to-work and charter schools and changes to teachers’ pensions aren’t the only indications of a changed — and charged — political environment.


Kentuckians have less than a week before making their way to the polls (if they’re registered as Democrat or Republican), and deciding who to nominate to represent them in the November General Election.

The AFSCME 962 staff is hosting a fundraising spaghetti dinner for Dave Suetholz, a union-supported Democratic candidate for state senator, Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. (EDT) at the Teamsters Local 89 Hall, 3813 Taylor Blvd., Louisville.

"Dave Suetholz has stood side by side with labor on the picket lines and inside the court rooms," said the invitation from the 962 staff. "Now is the time we all stand with Dave as our next state senator."

The cost is $20 per person. 


AFT Local 1360

What do two Kentucky Democratic bigwigs and GOP Gov. Matt Bevin have in common these days?

They're firing up the Democratic faithful. Yep, Bevin is, too. 

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