States of the Union: Kentucky

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kentucky holds its primary on May 20. Find out what’s on the minds of voters in the Bluegrass State. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is up for re-election; we look at the Democrats who hoping to challenge him in the fall. Al Cross is Director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky. He also writes a weekly column for the Courier-Journal.

States of the Union fact of the week: Kentucky has more farms per square mile than any other state.


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Comments [4]

JayJay from Staten Island NY

Kentucky's biggest business is horses and Mitch McConnell gets of score of Zero out of 100 in animal welfare legislation on the Humane Society's Senate Scorecard. And he'll soon be elected for a fifth term...Please explain, Mr Lopate...

Never mind, I got it.

May. 13 2008 02:43 PM

Birder, there are high populations of African Americans in several Kentucky areas. If these regions favor Obama, what then? Are you going to negatively criticize Anfrican Americans for voting for one of their own?

May. 13 2008 01:14 PM

don't let this guy fool you. the reason obama isn't getting the vote there is exactly the same as west virginia.

May. 13 2008 01:12 PM

Mitch McConnell, UGH. Still as stale and batty as a fruitcake.

May. 13 2008 01:11 PM

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