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  • Alice Kerr Lost KY Battle on Her Own Turf

    02/22/2004 7:01:44 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 40 replies · 289+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 02-22-04 | Alessi, Ryan
    Kerr lost battle on her own turf By Ryan Alessi HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU In her 12-point loss in last week's special congressional election, Republican Alice Forgy Kerr was failed by some of the voters who knew her best. Kerr, a state senator from Lexington, lost to Democrat Ben Chandler by an unexpectedly wide 55 percent to 43 percent margin in Tuesday's election to fill the 6th Congressional district seat. Political analysts have offered a host of theories why Chandler, a former attorney general, won so convincingly, including the high, 35 percent, voter turnout, which by tradition favors Democrats, and his...
  • {Democrat} Chandler Leads {Republican} Kerr in {KY}Sixth District Race Poll

    02/12/2004 5:52:15 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 31 replies · 203+ views
    Chandler leads Kerr in Sixth District race poll Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Democrat Ben Chandler leads Republican Alice Forgy Kerr in their race to represent the 6th Congressional District, according to a newspaper poll. In the Bluegrass Poll, published Thursday by The Courier-Journal, 49.4 percent said they supported Chandler compared with 39.6 percent for Kerr and 11 percent undecided. The poll, which surveyed 466 self-described likely voters, has an error margin of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points. Thus, Chandler holds a slight lead when accounting for the error margin. The vacancy was created in December when Republican Ernie...