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NPR reports “President Obama’s chances for political recovery over the next two years depend upon forces that may be largely outside his control. One is the economy, and the other is the way Republicans play the stronger hand they’ve just been dealt.”

KENTUCKY~ Voter turnout was high in the Commonwealth. McCracken Clerk Jeff Jerrell keeps his seat. Mayfield Mayor-elect Teresa Cantrell says she’s ready to “hit the ground running” when she starts the post next year. Madisonville has a new mayor lined up for next year. Murray’s next mayor will be Bill Wells after his win over Butch Seargent. A Fulton woman wins the mayoral post (again). Livingston County’s next sheriff is Republican Bobby Davidson and Smithland opts to go damp. Will 2nd-District senate candidate Rex Smith concede to incumbent Bob Leeper today? 5th District Incumbent Senator Jerry Rhoads is re-elected. Coursey and Henley hang on to their state representative seats.  Ed Whitfield wins another term in the US House. Paducah’s Lone Oak High is among 20 schools statewide to participate in the Poetry Out Loud contest. 2 more Fort Campbell heroes die in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

TENNESSEE~ Governor-Elect Bill Haslam warns about ‘sobering challenges.’ Clarksville’s next mayor will be Kim McMillan. Stephen Fincher will succeed John Tanner as the state’s next 8th-District US rep. Republicans clinch the 75th-77th state house districts.

ILLINOIS~ Governor Pat Quinn clutches a narrow re-election.


Written by Chris Taylor

November 3, 2010 at 9:47 am

Posted in The Morning Cram

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