Anne Cizmar

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    The 2022 Midterms: Kentucky is shaping up to be one of the Democrats’ most uphill electoral battles this November

The 2022 Midterms: Kentucky is shaping up to be one of the Democrats’ most uphill electoral battles this November

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Following Kentucky’s primaries last month, Charles Booker will run for the Democratic Party against the incumbent Republican senator, Rand Paul. Despite Booker’s strong campaigning and given the likely Republican leaning national environment this year, Anne M. Cizmar argues that he and other Democrats are unlikely to fare well in the Bluegrass State in this year’s midterm elections.

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    The Democrats’ Kentucky win is an outlier which tells us little about 2020

The Democrats’ Kentucky win is an outlier which tells us little about 2020

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Earlier this month Democrat Andy Beshear beat incumbent Matt Bevin to win Kentucky’s gubernatorial race by about 5,000 votes. While Beshear’s victory in a generally Republican state may lead some to speculate that the GOP will face a difficult 2020 in Kentucky and even beyond, Anne Cizmar suggests caution. Matt Bevin’s loss, she writes, can mostly be attributed to […]

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    The first Democratic debate: Some unity, but significant disagreements on policy.

The first Democratic debate: Some unity, but significant disagreements on policy.

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On Tuesday night, the five announced candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination debated for the first time. Anne Cizmar reviews the debate, writing that while there was unity among candidates compared with the Republican Party’s recent debates, issues such as gun control and foreign policy showed the divisions between the candidates. She argues that while Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders […]

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    Kentucky’s Republican primary moves to a ‘recanvass’ in the latest development in a noteworthy gubernatorial election.

Kentucky’s Republican primary moves to a ‘recanvass’ in the latest development in a noteworthy gubernatorial election.

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Republican voters in Kentucky went to the polls last week in a gubernatorial primary ahead of the general election in November. With the results of the primary on a knife edge of only 83 votes between the winner, Matt Bevin and the 2nd placed candidate, James Comer, the latter has requested a recanvas to contest the vote count. Anne […]

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    Mitch McConnell looks poised to win a Senate race in Kentucky which may be the most expensive in U.S. history.  

Mitch McConnell looks poised to win a Senate race in Kentucky which may be the most expensive in U.S. history.  

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Kentucky’s Senate race has so far been a hard fought one, with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes hoping to unseat the current Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell. Despite McConnell’s relative low popularity ratings, Anne Cizmar argues that Grimes faces an uphill battle, having already had to distance herself from President Obama. She writes that barring a shake up to the […]

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