Jury convicts candidate’s father of breaking federal law
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The father of Kentucky's secretary of state was convicted Thursday of orchestrating a scheme to funnel illegal contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 U.S. Senate...
Trial nears end for father of former McConnell rival
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A monthlong trial neared its conclusion Wednesday for Kentucky Democratic stalwart Jerry Lundergan, who's accused of breaking federal law by funneling corporate contributions...
Trial begins for father of Sen. McConnell campaign rival
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes deliberately violated federal law by funneling corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 U.S....
The Latest: McConnell rival’s campaign donations prosecuted
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the federal trial of the father of Kentucky's secretary of state (all times local):
A prosecutor says the father of Kentucky Secretary of...
Grimes blames law for delay in certifying election results
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's elections chief said Thursday that a delay in certifying statewide primary election results showed a lack of oversight at the State Board of Elections, which she...
Elections board delays certifying Kentucky primary results
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky election officials on Tuesday delayed certifying statewide primary election results after the state's chief election official identified a series of discrepancies in...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's primary election are seeking party nominations in the governor, attorney general, secretary of state and other statewide races.
Grimes contests law removing her power over elections board
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's secretary of state has challenged a new state law removing her power over the State Board of Elections, claiming the action by Republican lawmakers amounts to an...
Kentucky Senate OKs bill limiting secretary of state’s power
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a rebuke against one of the state's top Democrats, the Kentucky Senate voted Tuesday to limit Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' influence over the State Board of...
31 file for statewide office in Kentucky ahead of deadline
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Statewide elections in Kentucky were finalized Tuesday as the Secretary of State closed the door on the filing period in one of three states scheduled to elect governors in 2019.
Defense attorney: Campaign finance charges should be dropped
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A defense attorney says federal campaign finance charges against the father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes should be dismissed because they violate constitutional protections.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the attorney for Jerry Lundergan recently filed six challenges to the indictment on free-speech and other grounds.
Grimes predicts at least 46 percent voter turnout
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's chief election officer is predicting at least 46 percent of registered voters will cast ballots on Tuesday.
Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said the projected turnout for Tuesday's elections is in line with previous midterm election cycles. She noted absentee ballots cast and issued are slightly ahead of ballots cast and issued at this point in the previous midterm election in 2014.
Kentucky has more than 3.4 million registered voters
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has more than 3.4 million people are registered to vote on the Nov. 6 elections.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced the number on Thursday. She said 49.6 percent of registered voters are Democrats while 41.7 percent are Republicans. About 8.6 percent are registered with another party or listed as "other."
Kentucky Secretary of State’s father pleads not guilty
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has pleaded not guilty in federal court to making illegal contributions to his daughter's 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell.
Jerry Lundergan spoke little during a brief hearing Wednesday in Lexington. But his attorney, Guthrie True, told reporters the charges were timed to hurt the political career of Grimes, who is a potential candidate for governor in 2019.
Kentucky Sec of State’s father accused of campaign fraud
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Friday indicted the father of former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes on charges that he used his company to fund her 2014 campaign and then lied about it.
Jerry Lundergan faces 10 counts that include unlawful campaign contributions, false statements and falsifying records. Dale Emmons, a veteran Democratic political consultant, was also indicted.
Jerry Lundergan indicted on charges related to Alison Lundergan Grimes’ 2014 U.S. Senate campaign
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Jerry Lundergan indicted on charges related to Alison Lundergan Grimes' 2014 U.S. Senate campaign.
Elections board official accuses Grimes of abusing authority
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's elections board was jolted Monday by accusations from its executive director, who accused Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes of overreaching her authority as the state's elections chief and called for an ethics investigation of her actions.
The board's executive director, Jared Dearing, said in a blistering, nine-page letter that Grimes had weakened "checks and balances" in the state's election system by misusing her office in a variety of ways.
At Fancy Farm, Democrats vie for influence ahead of 2019
FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — At the 138th Fancy Farm picnic, the barbs were sharp and the pressure was intense.
And that was just among Democrats.
Traditional partisan battles between Republicans and Democrats got most of the attention beneath the shaded pavilion in St. Jerome's Parish on Saturday. But it was the ripples among Democratic leaders jockeying for a spot in the 2019 race for governor that got attention.
Kentucky election officials given cybersecurity training
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's front-line elections officials received cybersecurity training Thursday in another preventive step against hacking, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said.
County clerks statewide attended training by the federal Department of Homeland Security on preventing and detecting cyberattacks, Grimes said.
Grimes: Record number of women running for legislature
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's secretary of state says the hundreds of people who will be on this year's ballot include a record number of women running for seats in the state legislature.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says her office accepted paperwork from more than 550 candidates running for various offices on the May 22 primary election ballot.
Grimes says more than 1,000 candidates filed for local offices across the state's 120 counties.
Grimes predicts 60 percent voter turnout on Tuesday
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's top election official estimates 60 percent of the state's registered voters will cast ballots on Tuesday.
Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said that's on par with the turnout from the 2012 presidential election, when 59 percent of registered voters cast ballots. In 2008, the turnout was 64 percent.