Kentucky Senate: Key Stories
Kentucky's Election Year Reverse Play
October 24, 1998
The good news for Rep. Scotty Baesler (D-Ky.) is that traditionally Democratic issues such as Social Security, education and health care have top billing in his hard-fought race for the Senate with Rep. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.). The bad news for Baesler is that Bunning is trying to run on them.
Attack Ads Carpet TV; High Road Swept Away
October 20, 1998
America is again being carpet-bombed by political ads, many of them fiercely negative, and these are some of the politicians taking and inflicting the hits. The themes vary from race to race, from education and the environment to health care and gun control, but many of the commercials oversimplify and distort the opponent's position.
Sen. Ford Announces He Will Retire
March 11, 1997
Assistant Senate Minority Leader Wendell H. Ford (D-Ky.), a congressional insider whose causes ranged from defending tobacco interests to promoting easier voter registration rules, announces he will not seek a fifth term.