Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GOP nomination for governor in doubt

Only the Republican nomination for governor in today's primary election remains in doubt.

On the Democratic slate, Jack Conway is the winner in the governor's race, Alison Lundergan Grimes is the winner in the secretary of state's contest and Rick Nelson is the nominee for treasurer. Conway and Grimes had commanding victories.

For the GOP, with 100 percent of the vote counted, Matt Bevin holds an 83-vote lead over James Comer. The race is too close to call, and Comer has requested a recanvass.

Meantime, Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville won the nomination for attorney general with 53 percent of the vote. Allison Ball earned 47 percent of the vote in a three-way contest for treasurer. And The Associated Press, projected Ryan Quarles the winner of the ag commissioner race with 806 more of the 183,976 total votes cast than Richard Heath of Mayfield.

See Wednesday's issue of The Crittenden Press for local results and more details.