Louisville news: Next elections are just six six six months away edition [News]

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  • "From the earliest days of his campaign, even before his Republican primary victory that shook up the Kentucky political establishment, Rand Paul has pledged not to compromise. And that was the message he returned to on Tuesday night as he celebrated a Senate victory over his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, the state attorney general." [New Yotk Times]
  • "The resulting general election campaign proved to be an uphill battle for Conway, who remained largely behind in poll after poll despite cutting ads criticizing Paul for being a weird, Bible-mocking, misogynistic asshole in college; running to the right; flip flopping on cap-and-trade, support for the Bush tax cuts and shady utility-company money; and generally pretending to be a bizarro, progressive-version of failed Democratic primary candidate and outgoing Kentucky Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo in a cynical effort to win over Kentucky’s Blue Dog-minded rural constituencies at the expense of support from an energized liberal base." [LEO Weekly]
  • "Defying a national Republican surge, Louisville’s Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth successfully fended off his tea party-backed challenger, Todd Lally, to capture a third term in the 3rd Congressional District." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Democrat Greg Fischer has defeated Republican Hal Heiner in a tightly contested battle to succeed Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. The race appeared close throughout the evening after the polls closed with Heiner taking an early lead. But Fischer gradually pulled ahead as more precincts reported and Heiner conceded the race about 9:30 p.m. with Fischer ahead by about 4,300 votes." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Two-term incumbent Doug Hawkins, a Republican, lost to Democrat David Yates for the Metro Council District 25 seat in southwestern Jefferson County." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Republicans took control of the Indiana House on Tuesday night with a pickup of at least seven seats – including several in Southern Indiana – with the outcome of a few races still undetermined." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Republican Todd Young has defeated five-term Democratic Rep. Baron Hill in southern Indiana's 9th district, dealing Democrats a second loss in congressional seats they held in the state." [Courier-Journal]
About Zach Everson
I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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