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Oh hai, Barefoot & Progressive. Let’s get this sad election on.

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November 8, 2011
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Well howdy, Barefooters.

You can read my highlights for what to watch tonight in this sad, sorry example of a Kentucky election right here.

Also, you can follow my live scribbles on the Twitter Death Contraption right here tonight. I’ll be reporting live from the joy-filled victory celebration at Williams-Farmer/RPK headquarters at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, with my incense, forehead dot and idols. It should be a blast.

Missed you.

In Liberty,

Joe

Check out "New" CentrePointe here at 4:00

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June 2, 2011
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I’ll be down at the Old Courthouse in Lexington at 4:00, where Dudley Webb and Jeanne Gang will reveal some preliminary plans on what to do with the Webb Companies’ private gated lawn community in the middle of our city.

I’ll give some updates, pictures and more live on the Twitter Contraption, so follow along here. No underwear shots, I promise.

The 2011 Kentucky primary liveblog begins… NOW

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May 17, 2011
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8:21- OK, I’m switching to the Twitter Contraption now. Come on over.

8:20- Williams still up 6,000, Johnson up over 500 votes, 76% in.

8:18- Anyone hearing any total turnout numbers?

8:16- OK folks, I’m going to be switching to the Twitter Machine soon. Follow along here.

8:15- 75% in, Williams up 6,000 votes. Johnson up 450 votes.

8:13- 74% in:

Johnson up 600 votes on Legg

Williams up 45% to Moffett’s 40%

8:03- Johnson up only 14 votes. Wow.

8:02- If Hilda Legg beats Johnson (I had her winning 51-49), I’m 100% on my predictions for tonight. (End Moment of Gloat)

8:00- Johnson now up only 200 votes with 69% in.

7:58- Race should be called for Kemper soon.

Johnson up about 400 votes. Looks like that is the only drama left for tonight.

7:57- WLEX calls it for Farmer.

7:56- 66% in:

Williams still up 46% to 39% over Moffett. Don’t see how Moffett could possibly catch up with the counties not yet reporting.

7:55- WLEX calls it for Grimes.

Johnson back up by about 250 votes.

7:53- 62% in:

Bob Farmer 27,969 29%
John Lackey 19,390 20%
B.D. Wilson 18,951 20%
Stewart Gritton 17,436 18%
David Williams 11,340 12%

Blech.

7:52- 63% in:

Williams- 46%
Moffett- 39%

Legg and Johnson still neck and neck.

7:50- AP about to call it for Grimes, announced at Grimes party.

7:48- 60% statewide

Kemper- 57%
Wuchner- 43%

Looks like Kemper’s a winner

Legg up 400 votes on Johnson. Tight.

7:46- 60% statewide

Williams- 45%
Moffett- 39%
Holsclaw- 16%

7:44- 60% statewide:

Alison Lundergan Grimes 45,117 57%
Elaine Walker 34,314 43%

52% in:

Hilda Legg 36,405 50%
Bill Johnson 35,698 50%

7:42- Stumbo and Rocky Adkins at Grimes party. Anybody in Frankfort?

7:41- WLEX calls it for Comer. If Farmer wins, which it looks like, I’ll go ahead and call the November race for Comer.

7:39- 51% statewide

David Williams 34,102 45%
Phil Moffett 29,596 39%
Bobbie Holsclaw 11,305 15%

7:38- WLEX calls it for Hollenbach. KC Crosbie still ain’t no Hollenbach girl.

7:37- 49% statewide

Bob Farmer 21,058 30%
B.D. Wilson 14,876 21%
John Lackey 13,630 19%
Stewart Gritton 12,778 18%
David Williams 8,444 12%

BAD.

Legg and Johnson tied again.

7:36- 49% statewide

Williams- 45%
Moffet- 39%

7:35- Ben Chandler is standing two feet away from David Schankula. Fun shall be had?

7:34- 49% statewide

Grimes- 57%
Walker- 43%

7:33- This just in: KC Crosbie ain’t no Hollenbach girl.

7:31- 44% statewide

Grimes- 56%
Walker- 44%

7:29- 44% statewide

Williams- 44%
Moffett- 40%
Holsclaw- 15%

Liberty is gaining!

7:28- 40% statewide

Grimes- 57%
Walker- 43%

Johnson is just 300 votes ahead of Legg.

7:25- 40% statewide:

Williams- 45%
Moffett- 39%

Legg- 51%
Johnson- 49%

Also, Jerry Lewis is retiring. Just thought you’d like to kn… nevermind.

7:23- 36% statewide

John Kemper 25,782 55%
Addia Wuchner 21,072 45%

Kemper looking real good.

7:22- 35% statewide

Legg- 50%
Johnson- 50%

Tight!

7:20- 35% statewide:

Farmer- 30
Lackey- 21
Wilson- 19
Gritton- 17
Williams- 12

Our worst fears confirmed. Congrats Mr. Comer on your new position.

7:18- 35% statewide:

Grimes- 56%
Walker- 44%

7:16- 38% statewide:

Williams- 45%
Moffett- 38%
Holsclaw- 17%

Williams breathing much easier now. Liberty starting to get nervous.

7:15- 29% statewide:

Johnson- 52%
Legg- 48%

7:14- 25% statewide

Grimes- 56%
Walker- 44%

7:12- 18% statewide in:

David Williams 11,319 47%
Phil Moffett 9,501 40%
Bobbie Holsclaw 3,133 13%

Alison Lundergan Grimes 14,647 56%
Elaine Walker 11,400 44%

Bill Johnson 8,500 52%
Hilda Legg 7,859 48%

John Kemper 10,766 53%
Addia Wuchner 9,399 47%

Bob Farmer 6,656 28%
B.D. Wilson 5,121 22%
John Lackey 4,882 21%
Stewart Gritton 3,956 17%
David Williams 2,871 12%

7:09: 13% statewide in:

David Williams 7,941 45%
Phil Moffett 7,225 41%
Bobbie Holsclaw 2,460 14%

Dunno if this is including Fayette totals.

7:08- 13% statewide in:

Alison Lundergan Grimes 11,827 56%
Elaine Walker 9,447 44%

7:05: The band stopped playing at Grimes Central, a reprieve, though they aren’t bad. (Club Dub)

6:59: Amanda at NKY Enquirer tweets:

“With more than half of Boone County’s 60 precincts reporting, Moffett, Johnson, Wuchner, Comer, Walker, Hollenbach & Farmer are up.”

She says Moffett is up 320 votes with most of Boone Co. in

6:47- Fayette is 96% in, numbers aren’t moving. Let’s get those other counties in and start having some fun!

The BIG WINNER so far in Fayette is PHIL MOFFETT and LIBERTY. Grimes and Kemper also have to feel good. Dem Ag Commish race is going to be an absolute free for all.

6:46- 94% of Fayette in:

Kemper- 58%
Wuchner- 42%

6:45- 94% of Fayette in:

Farmer- 25%
Lackey- 23%
Gritton- 23%
Wilson- 20%
Williams- 9%

6:44- 94% of Fayette in:

Grimes- 57%
Walker- 43%

6:42- Looks like the statewide figures are just ET absentees, not counting Fayette, which is much more.

6:41- Comer and Hollenbach still cleaning up in Lexington with over 90% of Fayette in.

6:40- 91% of FAyette in:

Grimes- 57%
Walker- 43%

6:37- 87% of Fayette in:

John Kemper 4,789 58%
Addia Wuchner 3,511 42%

6:37- Farmer remains in first, Wilson in 4th in Fayette with 87% in. Not down by much, but still ominous news.

6:36- 87% of Fayette in:

Legg- 51%
Johnson- 49%

6:34- 85% of Fayette in:

Moffett- 54%
Williams- 35%
Holsclaw- 11%

86% of Fayette in:

Grimes- 57%
Walker- 43%

6:32- Kemper needed to be up big in Fayette, he’s up 57-43 on Wuchner

6:31- 68% of Fayette in:

Robert ‘Bob’ Farmer 1,930 24.9
John Faris Lackey 1,832 23.6
Stewart Gritton 1,769 22.8
B. D. Wilson 1,592 20.5
David Williams 629 8.1

6:30- Jody Richards in attendance at the Grimes event.

6:30- 75% of Fayette in:

Legg- 51%
Johnson- 49%

6:27- 60% of Fayette in:

Phil Moffett 3,552 55.2
David L. Williams 2,157 33.5
Barbara Holsclaw 731 11.4

Looking VERY good for Moffett. He needed to take Fayette big, and he’s well on his way to doing that.

6:26- 63% of Fayette in:

Grimes 57%
Walker 43%

6:25- 51% of Fayette in:

Robert ‘Bob’ Farmer 1,482 24.3
John Faris Lackey 1,446 23.7
Stewart Gritton 1,396 22.9
B. D. Wilson 1,292 21.2
David Williams 492 8.1

6:25- 1% statewide in

Grimes- 52%
Walker- 48%

6:24- 55% of Fayette in:

Kemper- 54%
Wuchner- 46%

6:23- 1% statewide in:

Wilson- 25%
Farmer- 25%
Lackey- 21%

6:22- 50% of Fayette in:

Legg- 50%
Johnson- 50%

6:22- 54% of Fayette in:

Phil Moffett 1,267 54%
David Williams 839 34%
Bobbie Holsclaw 311 12%

6:21- Comer up big in Fayette.

6:20- 45% of Fayete in:

Phil Moffett 1,267 54%
David Williams 839 34%
Bobbie Holsclaw 311 12%

6:19- 39% of Fayette in:

Kemper- 51%
Wuchner- 49%

6:18- 40% of Fayette in:

Phil Moffett 1,267 54%
David Williams 839 34%
Bobbie Holsclaw 311 12%

6:17- 24% of Fayette in:

Alison Lundergan Grimes 1,815 57%
Elaine Walker 1,390 43%

6:15- 20% of Fayette in:

Tight race bewteen all Dem. Ag. Commish candidates except Williams

6:12- 22% of Fayette in:

Moffet- 57%
Williams- 34%
Holsclaw- 9%

Here we go!

6:11- 11% of Fayette in:

Grimes- 58%
Walker- 42%

6:10- 2% of Fayette in

Phil Moffett 89 56.0
David L. Williams 55 34.6
Barbara Holsclaw 15 9.4

6:03- The absentees from the Eastern Time Zone will be in first.

6:00- Polls have closed! Look for Fayette to come in first. Moffett needs to be even or up to have a prayer. Grimes should be up big there, if not that spells trouble.

5:45- The Wi-fi Gods are smiling upon us, so the fun begins now. Stay tuned for the results and mean comments.

Check for results here, and also check out WKYT, Herald Leader and the Secretary of State site.

Live-tweeting the KY GOP Lt. Gov. Debate Freakshow

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May 2, 2011
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I can smell KY GOP candidate humor/freakshows from a mile away, and the debate coming up tonight at 8:00 on KET between Richie “Celebrity” Farmer, Mike “Not Gay” Harmon and “Birther” Bill Vermillion is very strong with the Force.

If you’re not by a TV, you can watch it live here, and I’ll be covering it blow by blow on the Twitter Machine here.

(hashtag #kyltgov? Sure, why not.)

Kentucky election night liveblogging!

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November 2, 2010
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8:12- Heading over the Chandler/O’Neill/Fayette County thing. I may be back online, may not. In the meantime….

MAYOR JIM GRAY.

8:10- 72% in

Ben Chandler (D) / Inc. 81,829 51%
Andy Barr (R) 79,748 49%

Tight.

8:09- GRAY PRIDE.

Again…. Louisville… whatchu got?

8:07- YARMUTH WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:05- 66% in

Ben Chandler (D) / Inc. 75,587 51%
Andy Barr (R) 71,736 49%

Razor thin. He may not make this…

8:03- WKYT has this total, but I don’t know what % is in

David O’Neill 47,032 50.1
Jay Whitehead 46,813 49.9

Anybody know if this is called, or still coming in?

8:00- Mark Riddle: 0-2. And not even close.

Ouch?

Ouch.

7:42- I’m going to take a brief JIM GRAY IS OUR NEW MAYOR break. brb.

7:41- Carpenter up big, Seum up big. Blech.

7:39- 43% in (possible Democratic shocker upset in the Senate 10th?)

Dennis Parrett (D) 7,144 53.2
Elizabeth Tori (R) 6,273 46.8

7:37- 20% in

John Yarmuth (D) 28,739 53.0
Todd Lally (R) 24,771 45.7

Too close.

7:36- 58% in

Ben Chandler (D) 65,875 52.7
Andy Barr (R) 59,194 47.3

Bad news for Ben… he only won Fayette by 5%. This is going to be TIGHT.

7:33- BREAKING SHOCKER 98% in

David O’Neill 47,032 50.1
Jay Whitehead 46,813 49.9

Thanks for sucking ass, Jack Conway.

CRAP.

7:30- The Homomafia now runs Lexington. Whatchu gotta say, Louisville?

GRAY PRIDE

7:27- 16% in

Rand Paul (R) 116,091 55.2
Jack Conway (D) 94,331 44.8

Paul might win by close to 20…

7:26- Looks like Kerr won by about a point and a half… shite. 99% in

Alice Kerr (R) 19,936 50.8
Don Blevins (D) 19,291 49.2

7:25- State House 34th 9% in

Carpenter , Jared GOP 638 49%
Murphy , Lee Dem 635 48%

gonna be tight.

7:24- I’ll go ahead and call it: Linda Gorton is Lexington’s new Vice Mayor!

7:23- 5% in

Yarmuth- 52%
Lally- 46%

7:21- Gray: I am here for every generation, and we are here for the next generation.

7:21- Gray: fairness in this community for everyone.

7:17- 91% in

Kerr is up by about 150 votes… wow.

7:16- 20% in

Chandler- 55%
Barr- 45%

7:15- Gray talking about preserving what is special about Lexington. (we’re in Busters…). “There are no holes in the heart of Charleston”…

7:14- Gray: “I have faith in this city, I have faith in our people”

7:14- 96% in, looks like Gray won by 6%.

7:11- Lots of shout outs.

7:10- Gray introducing mother and family. Thanks firefighters and police and city workers for their support.

7:09- 18% in

Chandler- 56%
Barr- 44%

7:08- Quoting Henry Clay on competition. Competition elevates the issues and ideas in democracy. Has higest regard for Newberry and his supporters.

7:08- Gray thanks Newberry, to applause.

7:08- “Lexington, your fresh start begins tomorrow”

7:07- Gray thanks supporters.

7:07- WTVQ calls it for Rand Paul. (buzzkill? Too happy…)

7:06- Gray introduced to big cheers!!!

7:05- Gray’s treasurer takes the mic. Show about to begin.

7:04- Crosbie wins! Martin wins… too happy to care.

7:02- 71% in

Chris Ford 1,208 62%
Marty Clifford 726 38%

7:01- Gray staff taking the stage to woots.

7:00- Bill Farmer beats Cheryl Feigel!

6:59- 91% in

Linda Gorton 36,699 23%
Chuck Ellinger 34,275 21%
Steve Kay 30,697 19%
Kathy Plomin 25,480 16%
Don Pratt 17,979 11%
George Brown 17,400 11%

Stev3e Kay is on the Council! Linda Gorton an eyelash away from Vice Mayor!

6:56- 3% in

Chandler- 53%
Barr- 47%

6:56- Stan Lee’s mustache leading Vanderpool by 7000 votes.

6:55- WLEX calls it for Jim Gray!!!

6:53- Newberry just called Gray to concede!!!!!!!!!!!

JIM GRAY IS YOUR NEW MAYOR, LEXINGTON!!!!

Gray- 54%
Newberry- 46%

6:52- 87% in FAYETTE ONLY

Jack Conway (D) 38,483 50%
Rand Paul (R) 37,887 50%

I’m calling it for Rand Paul. Jack needed a blowout here.

6:51- 85% in

Jim Gray 37,083 54%
Jim Newberry 31,936 46%

Somebody call this thing!!!

6:50- correction, got bad numbers. Conway running very close in Fayette. That’s not good.

6:49- from WKYT, don’t know % in

Linda Gorton 22,270 22.3
Chuck Ellinger 21,019 21.0
Steve Kay 18,461 18.4
Kathy Plomin 15,623 15.6
George Brown 11,513 11.5
Don Pratt 11,174 11.2

6:48- 81% in

Gray- 54%
Newberry- 46%

GOOD.

6:47- Gray’s people starting to get celebratory…

6:47- 76% in

Gray- 54%
Newberry- 46%

Looking GOOD.

6:45- with 72% in in Fayette County, Conway up 58-42.

6:45- WLEX is giving Don Pratt a heart attack. Typo says he’s up by about 50% for past 5 minutes.

6:43- not sure what % this is from WKYT

Ben Chandler (D) 23,534 52.7
Andy Barr (R) 21,114 47.3

6:41- 61% in

Jim Gray 27,187 54%
Jim Newberry 22,830 46%

6:38- 57% in

Gray- 55%
Newberry- 45%

6:37- 36% in

Don Blevins (D) 7,552 50.7
Alice Kerr (R) 7,348 49.3

6:35- 48% in

Jim Gray 21,625 55%
Jim Newberry 17,877 45%

6:34- 34% in

Linda Gorton 13,324 23%
Chuck Ellinger 11,930 21%
Steve Kay 11,270 20%
Kathy Plomin 8,852 15%
Don Pratt 6,468 11%
George Brown 5,611 10%

I like.

6:32- 50% in

Farmer 55%
Feigel 45%

6:30- Walker Mattox all over some WLEX to my right.

6:29- 32% in

Gray 55%
Newberry 45%

6:28 Bromanager on WTVQ!

6:28- 10% in

Jack Conway (D) 4,203 54.1
Rand Paul (R) 3,573 45.9
That’s just Fayette, sorry.

6:27- 27% in

Wilke 51%
Ransdell 49%

6:26- 25% in

Jim Gray 10,579 56%
Jim Newberry 8,411 44%

I LIKE IT.

6:25- 8% in

Alice Kerr (R) 1,520 50.6
Don Blevins (D) 1,486 49.4

6:24- 12%

Linda Gorton 4,510 23%
Steve Kay 4,015 20%
Chuck Ellinger 4,005 20%
Kathy Plomin 3,006 15%
Don Pratt 2,371 12%
George Brown 2,056 10%

I like it.

6:23- 13% in

Jim Gray 5,509 56%
Jim Newberry 4,251 44%

I like it.

6:22- WLEX calls it for Hal Rogers. Our first shocker of the evening.

6:21- Higdon says Jack Conway one Marion County absentees.

6:20- 3% in

Chuck Ellinger 1,020 22%
Linda Gorton 986 21%
Steve Kay 864 19%
Kathy Plomin 656 14%
Don Pratt 595 13%
George Brown 490 11%

6:19- 5% in

David O’Neill (D)2,072 58%
Jay Whitehead (R)1,499 42%

6:17- Fayette County ONLY 6% in

Jack Conway (D) 2,591 54%
Rand Paul (R) 2,164 46%

6:16- 4% in

Jim Gray 1,473 55%
Jim Newberry 1,199 45%

6:12- 1% in

Jim Gray 138 52%
Jim Newberry 127 48%

6:10- First results trickling in:

Rand Paul (R) 652 52.2%
Jack Conway (D) 596 47.8%

6:02- Nervous?

5:53- Jake’s doing the same here.

WKYT usually has good quick results here.

For national results, check out Politico and 538.

To figure out how big the Republican tide is in the House, follow along the timeline here.

5:45- Hey ho, let’s go.

The internet is acting very spotty, so in case I disappear for a while, I’ll be up on the Twitter Machine.

KY election liveblogging tonight!

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November 2, 2010
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…the most wonderful daaaay of the yeeeear….

Tune into B&P at 6:00 for some hot election liveblogging action (wi-fi gods willing, and they should be). We’ll be crunching the numbers from counties/precincts in real time and might be able to tell you where some of the races are going before the teevee men/ladies tell you.

We’ll also be making lots of bitter/snide/mean remarks for your reading pleasure, so you won’t want to miss that. Also, we’ll be reporting from next door to the Chandler party, so there may be more election violence to report if the race is too close and they get word that Schankula is over here. (It’s not his fault)

So you’re all welcome to come here and celebrate/vent in the comments at 6:00.

Czart.

(I will start a new post before 6, it won’t be in this one)

Election night predictions coming at 5:30

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November 2, 2010
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I’ll have my wild guesses up at 5:30 for what will happen in the Lexington races, KY congressional races, KY state legislature races, and how many seats we’ll lose in Congress.

I did pretty good in the primary… just saying.

Also, I’ll be liveblogging all of the results from Manchester Street tonight, starting just before the polls close at 6:00. If you’re staying in tonight, please join us on B&P. If you’re looking to party or get your sad drunk on, here’s where the candidates’ parties will be.

Election night parties in Lexington/Kentucky (UPDATE)

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November 2, 2010
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If you want to go celebrate or cry tonight at candidates’ victory/devastating defeat parties, here’s a list of where some are:

(if you have any more, leave in the comments and I will update)

Jim Gray- Buster’s

Jim Newberry- Lexington Center, “Elkhorn Room” (we welcome tips, from anyone attending)

Rand Paul- Bowling Green convention center

Jack Conway and John Yarmuth- Louisville Marriott downtown

Ben Chandler/Fayette County Democrats/David O’Neill PVA – Barrelhouse (next to Buster’s on Manchester Street)

Andy Barr- Campbell House, Lexington

*****

Also, I’ll be live blogging from Manchester Street all night starting at pre-6:00, so if you want to stay home and follow along here, you’re all welcome on B&P.

*****

UPDATE: from comments-

Don Blevins at Fasig-Tipton on Newtown Pike.

Jesse Crenshaw at 1450 North Broadway.

Don Pratt at Winchell’s on Southland Drive

Big Dog at UK

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October 11, 2010
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Remember that Bill Clinton will be stumping with Jack Conway at the University of Kentucky outside of the administration building at 11:00 this morning.

If you’re not there, I’ll be making snide remarks on the Twitter Mechanism, so follow along if you’re so inclined here or at #Clinton.

***update***
And it should be streaming in this pretty box right shere…
–ds.

Off to Fancy Farm

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August 6, 2010
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I’ll be reporting from the circus of Fancy Farm tomorrow. And the big ole Democratic bean supper tonight (don’t sit next to The Gooch).

Be sure to follow along on the Twitter Death Robot, and the hashtag #fancyfarm.

Here’s hoping I don’t get stabbed.

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