LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 17) – Kentucky voters went to the polls today.
Election officials say they expect less than 10 percent turnout. If activity at my precinct served as any indication, that might prove an optimistic projection.
I was alone with about 12 election workers. At least I enjoyed prompt and friendly service. The poll workers seemed pleased to have something to do, if only for a few minutes.
Kentucky Republicans voted to choose the candidate who will face incumbent Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear in the general election next fall.
A few of them anyway.
Republican Phil Moffett ran on a platform prominently featuring the Tenth Amendment. He talked about EPA nullification and a program for Kentucky farmers to grow industrial hemp. His primary opponent, Kentucky Senate President David Williams, enjoyed the support of the Republican establishment. The two candidates definitely offered a contrast in approaches and philosophy. Yet the race stirred little passion. Heck, most people hardly noticed.Details