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Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, gives a thumbs up as he arrives during an election night watch party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Authorities Question Congressman’s Campaign Funds

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CINCINNATI (AP) – An attorney for a veteran Ohio Republican congressman says authorities are examining possible “financial malfeasance” in his campaign funds. Mark Braden says Rep. Steve Chabot of Cincinnati was “shocked and deeply disappointed” when informed of possible misappropriation of funds. Braden’s statement says “Chabot for Congress is prepared to fully cooperate and assist… Read More

Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky.

Judge Refuses to Step Aside from Teacher ‘Sickout’ Case

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team has failed to persuade a judge to step aside from hearing a lawsuit stemming from protests that shut down some schools. Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Wednesday denied a motion asking that he disqualify himself from the case. The lawsuit filed by Attorney… Read More

Andy Beshear

Beshear Proposes Pay Raise for Kentucky Teachers

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear is proposing a $2,000 across-the-board pay raise for Kentucky’s teachers. Beshear rolled out his plan Wednesday in an effort to increase the number of teachers. He says the state should also create a student loan forgiveness program to reward educators who stay in Kentucky to teach…. Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin at an event

Bevin Campaign Ad Touts Job Growth During His Term

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s first TV ad of his fall reelection campaign plays up the state’s job growth and his willingness to make tough choices while acknowledging some of those decisions “ruffled some feathers.” The commercial also briefly shows Bevin with President Donald Trump — continuing the governor’s theme of… Read More

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Manchin Says He Won’t Run for West Virginia Governor

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin says he’s staying put in the U.S. Senate and won’t run for governor. The 72-year-old Manchin announced his decision on Tuesday after months of reflection. It means Manchin will steer clear of a potential showdown with incumbent Republican Gov. Jim Justice, who already has announced he’s… Read More

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Manchin Preparing to Announce Decision About Governor’s Race

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is preparing to announce whether he’ll run for governor in next fall’s election. His spokesman says Manchin is expected to announce his decision sometime Tuesday. Manchin’s entry into the gubernatorial race would likely set up a showdown with Republican Gov. Jim Justice, a former Democrat who… Read More

Kentucky Broadcaster Matt Jones Takes Step Toward Senate Run

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Prominent Kentucky broadcaster Matt Jones is planning to take a step toward running as a Democrat for the seat held by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by forming an exploratory committee. Jones said Thursday he expects to make a final decision on whether to enter the campaign after this year’s November… Read More