Five Things to Know Today
KDP sues State Board of Elections over inactive voters
The Kentucky Democratic Party (KDP) sued the State Board of Elections (SBE) over moving 175,000 voters off the active voter rolls and onto an “inactive voters” list. We’ve got the story, plus statements from Ben Self, chair of the KDP; Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes; and Anna Whites, one of the lawyers filing the suit. Also, we have copies of documents used in the filing, including the suit itself. (Forward Kentucky)
Republican Daniel Cameron is eligible for Kentucky attorney general race, judge says
Attorney general candidate Daniel Cameron beat back a lawsuit brought by a retired labor union leader seeking to remove him from the November ballot. (Forward Kentucky)
Related: “My opponent has never even prosecuted a traffic ticket.” – Statement from Democratic candidate Greg Stumbo after GOP candidate Daniel Cameron was declared eligible to run for attorney general. (Forward Kentucky)
McGrath US Senate campaign raises nearly $11 million
The U.S. Senate campaign for Amy McGrath says she has raised nearly $11 million in her first three months of fundraising in her effort to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Herald-Leader)
“Better than Bevin” — the People’s Campaign making videos to push for change
The People’s Campaign is producing short videos for social media that boost Andy Beshear and his running mate, Jacqueline Coleman. We’ve got the story, and the first four videos. (Forward Kentucky)
US senator questions Braidy Industries CEO about $200M Russian investment in Kentucky mill
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a list of questions to Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard about an investment from Russia. (Courier-Journal)
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