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{{tnr}}'''Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate''' will be held in Kentucky on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was January 26, 2010 and the primary election day was on May 18, 2010.  
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{{Kysenate2010toc}}'''Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate''' were held in Kentucky on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was January 26, 2010 and the primary election day was on May 18, 2010.  
  
 
Kentucky State Senators are elected to [[Length of terms of state senators|four-year terms]].
 
Kentucky State Senators are elected to [[Length of terms of state senators|four-year terms]].
  
There are 38 seats in the [[Kentucky State Senate]] and 19 of them are up for re-election on November 2.   
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There are 38 seats in the [[Kentucky State Senate]] and 19 of them were up for re-election on November 2.   
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Republicans made minor gains in the chamber as a result of this election.
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Kentucky State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Kentucky State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
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==November 2 General Election Results==
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'''The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:'''
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{{List of election winners DPL|Chamber= State Senate|State = Kentucky|Year = 2010}}
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==Majority control==
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 2 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the [[Kentucky State Senate]]:
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{{kysenatepartisan10}}
  
 
==Campaign contributions==
 
==Campaign contributions==
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:: ''See also: [[State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns]]''
  
 
This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Kentucky in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests.  All figures come from [[Follow The Money]].<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/state_overview.phtml?s=KY&y=2008 Follow the Money, Kentucky]</ref>
 
This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Kentucky in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests.  All figures come from [[Follow The Money]].<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/state_overview.phtml?s=KY&y=2008 Follow the Money, Kentucky]</ref>
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{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
  
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|-
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| align="center" | 2010
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| align="center" | 51
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| align="right" | $5,379,997
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="center" | 2008
 
| align="center" | 2008
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| align="right" | $4,547,216
 
| align="right" | $4,547,216
 
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|}
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In 2010, candidates running for state senate raised a total of $5,379,997 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=KY&y=2010&f=S ''Follow the Money'': "Kentucky Senate 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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|-
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| Kentucky Republican Party
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| align="right" | $416,959
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|-
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| Smith, Rex
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| align="right" | $371,350
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|-
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| Kentucky Democratic Party
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| align="right" | $217,250
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|-
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| Kentucky Senate Republican Caucus Campaign Cmte
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| align="right" | $175,310
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|-
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| Harris, Ernie
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| align="right" | $107,518
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|-
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| Rhoads, Jerry P
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| align="right" | $93,000
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|-
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| Kentucky Senate Democratic Caucus Campaign Cmte
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| align="right" | $63,000
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|-
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| Kentucky Senate Democratic Caucus
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| align="right" | $48,400
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|-
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| Spainhour, John E
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| align="right" | $37,060
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|-
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| Parrett, Dennis L
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| align="right" | $30,000
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|}
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==Incumbency==
 
==Incumbency==
  
===Unopposed incumbents===
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===Unopposed incumbents===  
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{{Iasmalllogo}}
  
2 incumbents (12%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.
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2 incumbents (12%) faced no competition in the November 2 general election.
  
:* 1 Democratic incumbent faces no November challenger.
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:* 1 Democratic incumbent faced no November challenger.
:* 1 GOP incumbent faces no November challenger.
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:* 1 GOP incumbent faced no November challenger.
  
 
===Primary challenges===
 
===Primary challenges===
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===Retiring incumbents===
 
===Retiring incumbents===
  
Two incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 17 incumbents (89%) are running for re-election.  Of the 2 incumbents who are not running for re-election, 1 is a Democrat and 1 is a Republican.
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Two incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 17 incumbents (89%) ran for re-election.  Of the 2 incumbents who did not seek re-election, 1 was a Democrat and 1 was a Republican.
  
Incumbents who are retiring are:
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Incumbents who retired are:
  
 
:* District 20: Incumbent Republican [[Gary Tapp]]
 
:* District 20: Incumbent Republican [[Gary Tapp]]
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==Incumbency analysis==
 
==Incumbency analysis==
  
* The incumbent is running for re-election in 17 of the 19 seats that are up for re-election.  The two seats where an incumbent is not running in November are Districts 20 and 34.
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* The incumbent ran for re-election in 17 of the 19 seats that were up for re-election.  The two seats where an incumbent did not run in November were Districts 20 and 34.
* 6 incumbents -- 5 Republicans and 1 Democrat -- have a challenger in the May 18 primary.
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* 6 incumbents -- 5 Republicans and 1 Democrat -- had a challenger in the May 18 primary.
* 11 incumbents have no challenger in the May 18 primary.
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* 11 incumbents had no challenger in the May 18 primary.
* 2 incumbents -- [[Dorsey Ridley|Ridley (D), District 4]] and [[Jimmy Higdon|Higdon (R), District 14]] -- have no challenger in either the primary or the general election.
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* 2 incumbents -- [[Dorsey Ridley|Ridley (D), District 4]] and [[Jimmy Higdon|Higdon (R), District 14]] -- had no challenger in either the primary or the general election.
  
==Current partisan composition==
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==List of candidates== {{Partisanbreakdownstatesenates}}
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:: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
 
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==List of candidates==
 
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===District 2===
 
===District 2===
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Rex Smith]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Rex Smith]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
:* [[Michael William East]] {{Approved}}
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:* [[Michael East]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{greydot}}<u>'''Independent (no primary):</u>
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: {{greydot}} <u>'''Independent (no primary):</u>
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:* [[Bob Leeper]] {{approved}} Incumbent Leeper first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1991.
  
:* [[Bob Leeper]] (I) Incumbent Leeper has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1991.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Rex Smith]] 16,657
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:{{reddot}} [[Michael East]] 3,790
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:{{greydot}} [[Bob Leeper]] '''17,606''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 4 ===
 
=== District 4 ===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Dorsey Ridley]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Ridley first joined the Kentucky Senate in 2004.
  
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* No Republican filed to run for this seat.
  
:* [[Dorsey Ridley]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Ridley has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2004.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dorsey Ridley]] '''26,304''' {{won}}
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* No Republican filed to run in this contest.
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===District 6===
 
===District 6===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Jerry Rhoads]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Rhoads first joined the Kentucky Senate in 2003.
  
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Jack Whitfield]] {{Approved}}
  
:* [[Jerry Rhoads]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Rhoads has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2003.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jerry Rhoads]] '''17,473''' {{won}}
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Jack Whitfield]] 15,750
 
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:* [[Jack Whitfield]] {{Approved}}
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===District 8===
 
===District 8===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[David Boswell]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Boswell first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1990.
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Joe Bowen]] {{Approved}}
  
:* [[David Boswell]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Boswell has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1990.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[David Boswell]] 16,904
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Joe Bowen]] '''18,073''' {{won}}
 
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:* [[Joe Bowen]] {{Approved}}
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===District 10===
 
===District 10===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Dennis Parrett]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Dennis Parrett]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Elizabeth Tori]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Tori first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1995.
  
:* [[Elizabeth Tori]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Tori has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dennis Parrett]] '''16,291''' {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Elizabeth Tori]] 15,250
  
 
===District 12===
 
===District 12===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Don Blevins]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Don Blevins]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Alice Kerr]] '''6,805''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Kerr first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1999.
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:* Andrew Roberts '''2,738'''
  
:* [[Alice Kerr]]: 6,805 {{Approved}} Incumbent Kerr has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1999.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:* [[Andrew Roberts]]: 2,738
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:{{bluedot}} [[Don Blevins]] 19,397
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:{{reddot}} [[Alice Kerr]] '''20,341''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 14===
 
===District 14===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
  
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Jimmy Higdon]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Higdon first joined the Kentucky Senate in December 2009.
  
:* No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{reddot}} [[Jimmy Higdon]] '''30,360''' {{won}}
:{{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Jimmy Higdon]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Higdon has served in the Kentucky Senate since December 2009.
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===District 16===
 
===District 16===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
  
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
 
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:* [[David Williams]] '''18,407''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Williams first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1987.
:* No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
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:* Denver Capps 4,143
 
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: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[David Williams]]: 18,407 {{Approved}} Incumbent Williams has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1987.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:* [[Denver Capps]]: 4,143
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:{{reddot}} [[David Williams]] '''24,484''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 18===
 
===District 18===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Robin Webb]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Webb first joined the Kentucky Senate in 2009.
  
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Jack Ditty]] {{Approved}}
  
:* [[Robin Webb]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Webb has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2009.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Robin Webb]] '''17,617''' {{won}}
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Jack Ditty]] 15,428
 
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:* [[Jack Ditty]] {{Approved}}
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===District 20===
 
===District 20===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[David Eaton]] '''8,281''' {{Approved}}
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:* John Spainhour 6,618
  
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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:*[[Paul Hornback]] '''5,328''' {{Approved}}
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:* David Glauber 3,148
  
:* [[David Eaton]]: 8,281 {{Approved}}
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gary Tapp]] (R) did not seek re-election.
:* [[John Spainhour]]: 6,618
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:{{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[David Eaton]] 17,588
:*[[Paul Hornback]]: 5,328 {{Approved}}  
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:{{reddot}} [[Paul Hornback]] '''26,883''' {{won}}
:*[[David Glauber]]: 3,148
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gary Tapp]] (R) is not seeking re-election.
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===District 22===
 
===District 22===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
  
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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:*[[Tom Buford]] '''6,236''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Buford first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1991.
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:* Chad Crouch 5,542
  
:* No Democrat filed to run in this contest.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{reddot}} [[Tom Buford]] '''32,080''' {{won}}
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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:*[[Tom Buford]]: 6,236 {{Approved}} Incumbent Buford has served the Kentucky Senate since 1991.
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:* [[Chad Crouch]]: 5,542
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===District 24===
 
===District 24===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Julie Smith-Morrow]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Julie Smith-Morrow]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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:* [[Katie Stine]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Stine first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1999.
  
:* [[Katie Stine]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Stine has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1999.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Julie Smith-Morrow]] 9,978
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:{{reddot}} [[Katie Stine]] '''22,398''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 26===
 
===District 26===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[John Black]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
 
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:* [[Ernie Harris]] '''9,109''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Harris first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1995.
:* [[John Black]] (D) {{Approved}}
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:* Don Godfrey 3,626
 
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: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Ernie Harris]]: 9,109 {{Approved}} Incumbent Harris has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:* [[Don Godfrey]]: 3,626
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:{{bluedot}} [[John Black]] 21,656
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:{{reddot}} [[Ernie Harris]] '''30,305''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 28===
 
===District 28===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[R.J. Palmer]] '''14,575''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Palmer first joined the Kentucky Senate in 2001.
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:* Ryan Dotson 6,705
  
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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:* [[Ralph Alvarado]] '''3,386''' {{Approved}}
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:* Bryan Lutz 1,780
  
:* [[R.J. Palmer]]: 14,575 {{Approved}} Incumbent Palmer has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2001.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:* [[Ryan Dotson]]: 6,705
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:{{bluedot}} [[R.J. Palmer]] '''18,876''' {{won}}
 
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:{{reddot}} [[Ralph Alvarado]] 16,940
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Ralph Alvarado]]: 3,386 {{Approved}}
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:* [[Bryan Lutz]]: 1,780
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===District 30===
 
===District 30===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Johnnie Turner, Kentucky candidate]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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:*[[Brandon Smith]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Smith first joined the Kentucky Senate in 2008.
  
:* [[Johnnie Turner]] {{Approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Johnnie Turner, Kentucky candidate]] 10,180
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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:{{reddot}} [[Brandon Smith]] '''20,870''' {{won}}
 
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:*[[Brandon Smith]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Smith has served in the Kentucky Senate since 2008.
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===District 32===
 
===District 32===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:*[[Mike Reynolds]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Reynolds first joined the Kentucky Senate in February 2009.
  
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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:* [[Mike Wilson]] '''5,025''' {{Approved}}
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:* Regina Webb 3,077
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:* Ed Mills 1,656
  
:*[[Mike Reynolds]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Reynolds has served in the Kentucky Senate since February 2009.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Mike Reynolds]] 15,490
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:{{reddot}} [[Mike Wilson]] '''18,935''' {{won}}
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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===District 34===
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Lee Murphy]] '''4,453''' {{Approved}}
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:* Landra Lewis 4,106
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:* Michael Cope 3,966
  
:* [[Mike Wilson]]: 5,025 {{Approved}}
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
:* [[Regina Webb]]: 3,077
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:* [[Jared Carpenter]] '''4,405''' {{Approved}}
:* [[Ed Mills]]: 1,656
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:* Kent Kessler 4,264
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:* Barry Metcalf 2,955
  
===District 34===
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: <u>'''Evangelical Christan Party candidate:</u>'''
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:*[[Donald Paul VanWinkle]]
:* [[Lee Murphy]]: 4,453 {{Approved}}
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:* [[Landra Lewis]]: 4,106
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:* [[Michael Cope]]: 3,966
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: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>
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: '''Note:''' Incumbent [[Ed Worley]] (D) did not seek re-election.
:* [[Jared Carpenter]]: 4,405 {{Approved}}
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:* [[Kent Kessler]]: 4,264
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:* [[Barry Metcalf]]: 2,955
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: '''Note:''' Incumbent [[Ed Worley]] (D) is not seeking re-election.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Lee Murphy]] 11,719
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:{{reddot}} [[Jared Carpenter]] '''23,553''' {{won}}
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: [[Donald Paul VanWinkle]] 1,004 (Evangelical Christian Party)
  
 
===District 36===
 
===District 36===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Rick Hiles]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Rick Hiles]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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:*[[Julie Denton]] '''10,135''' {{Approved}} Incumbent Denton first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1995.
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:* Shawn Slone 4,000
  
:*[[Julie Denton]]: 10,135 {{Approved}} Incumbent Denton has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:*[[Shawn Slone]]: 4,000
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:{{bluedot}} [[Rick Hiles]] 18,291
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:{{reddot}} [[Julie Denton]] '''36,864''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 38===
 
===District 38===
 
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: {{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
: {{bluedot}}<u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Marty Meyer]] {{Approved}}
 
:* [[Marty Meyer]] {{Approved}}
  
: {{reddot}}<u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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: {{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 Republican primary result:</u>  
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:*[[Dan Seum]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Seum first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1995.
  
:*[[Dan Seum]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Seum has served in the Kentucky Senate since 1995.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Marty Meyer]] 16,929
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:{{reddot}} [[Dan Seum]] '''26,154''' {{won}}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
  
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* [http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/KY/22208/37099/en/summary.html Official Kentucky Election Results from November 2]
 
* [http://apps.sos.ky.gov/elections/candidatefilings/statewide/default.aspx?id=11 List of 2010 candidates for Kentucky State Senate]
 
* [http://apps.sos.ky.gov/elections/candidatefilings/statewide/default.aspx?id=11 List of 2010 candidates for Kentucky State Senate]
 
* [http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/KY/15261/27843/en/summary.html# Official results from the May 18, 2010 Kentucky primary election]
 
* [http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/KY/15261/27843/en/summary.html# Official results from the May 18, 2010 Kentucky primary election]
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==References==
 
==References==
<references/>
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{{reflist}}
  
 
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Kentucky State Senate elections, 2010

Majority controlCampaign contributions

QualificationsCompetitiveness analysis

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List of candidates
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Kentucky State Senate
Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate were held in Kentucky on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was January 26, 2010 and the primary election day was on May 18, 2010.

Kentucky State Senators are elected to four-year terms.

There are 38 seats in the Kentucky State Senate and 19 of them were up for re-election on November 2.

Republicans made minor gains in the chamber as a result of this election.

See also: Kentucky State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:

  1. Alice Kerr
  2. Bob Leeper
  3. Brandon Smith
  4. Dan Seum
  5. David Williams
  6. Dennis Parrett
  7. Dorsey Ridley
  8. Ernie Harris
  9. Jared Carpenter
  10. Jerry Rhoads
  11. Jimmy Higdon
  12. Joe Bowen
  13. Julie Denton
  14. Katie Stine
  15. Mike Wilson, Kentucky Politician
  16. Paul Hornback
  17. R.J. Palmer
  18. Robin Webb
  19. Tom Buford

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Kentucky State Senate:

Kentucky State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 17 15
     Republican Party 20 22
     Vacancy 1 1
Total 38 38


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Kentucky in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 51 $5,379,997
2008 62 $6,125,118
2006 55 $3,171,644
2004 63 $5,143,180
2002 51 $4,547,216

In 2010, candidates running for state senate raised a total of $5,379,997 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Kentucky Republican Party $416,959
Smith, Rex $371,350
Kentucky Democratic Party $217,250
Kentucky Senate Republican Caucus Campaign Cmte $175,310
Harris, Ernie $107,518
Rhoads, Jerry P $93,000
Kentucky Senate Democratic Caucus Campaign Cmte $63,000
Kentucky Senate Democratic Caucus $48,400
Spainhour, John E $37,060
Parrett, Dennis L $30,000


Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

2 incumbents (12%) faced no competition in the November 2 general election.

  • 1 Democratic incumbent faced no November challenger.
  • 1 GOP incumbent faced no November challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 6 incumbents faced competition in the May 18th primary. No incumbents lost in the primary election. The following 17 incumbents (7 Democrats, 10 Republicans) won their primaries:

Retiring incumbents

Two incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 17 incumbents (89%) ran for re-election. Of the 2 incumbents who did not seek re-election, 1 was a Democrat and 1 was a Republican.

Incumbents who retired are:

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Kentucky State Senate, a candidate must be:[3]

  • At least 30 years of age at the time of the election
  • A citizen of Kentucky
  • Resided in the state 6 years preceding the election
  • Resided in the district for the last year

Filing fee

Any person intending to run for a seat in the Kentucky Senate must file a declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State's office and pay a filing fee of $200.00

Incumbency analysis

  • The incumbent ran for re-election in 17 of the 19 seats that were up for re-election. The two seats where an incumbent did not run in November were Districts 20 and 34.
  • 6 incumbents -- 5 Republicans and 1 Democrat -- had a challenger in the May 18 primary.
  • 11 incumbents had no challenger in the May 18 primary.
  • 2 incumbents -- Ridley (D), District 4 and Higdon (R), District 14 -- had no challenger in either the primary or the general election.

List of candidates

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District 2

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent (no primary):
  • Bob Leeper Approveda Incumbent Leeper first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1991.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rex Smith 16,657
Republican Party Michael East 3,790
Independent Bob Leeper 17,606 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Dorsey Ridley Approveda Incumbent Ridley first joined the Kentucky Senate in 2004.
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • No Republican filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dorsey Ridley 26,304 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Jerry Rhoads Approveda Incumbent Rhoads first joined the Kentucky Senate in 2003.
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jerry Rhoads 17,473 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jack Whitfield 15,750

District 8

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • David Boswell Approveda Incumbent Boswell first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1990.
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Boswell 16,904
Republican Party Joe Bowen 18,073 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Elizabeth Tori Approveda Incumbent Tori first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1995.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Parrett 16,291 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Elizabeth Tori 15,250

District 12

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Alice Kerr 6,805 Approveda Incumbent Kerr first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1999.
  • Andrew Roberts 2,738

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don Blevins 19,397
Republican Party Alice Kerr 20,341 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Jimmy Higdon Approveda Incumbent Higdon first joined the Kentucky Senate in December 2009.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jimmy Higdon 30,360 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • David Williams 18,407 Approveda Incumbent Williams first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1987.
  • Denver Capps 4,143

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party David Williams 24,484 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Robin Webb Approveda Incumbent Webb first joined the Kentucky Senate in 2009.
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robin Webb 17,617 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jack Ditty 15,428

District 20

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
Note: Incumbent Gary Tapp (R) did not seek re-election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Eaton 17,588
Republican Party Paul Hornback 26,883 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Tom Buford 6,236 Approveda Incumbent Buford first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1991.
  • Chad Crouch 5,542

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom Buford 32,080 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Katie Stine Approveda Incumbent Stine first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1999.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie Smith-Morrow 9,978
Republican Party Katie Stine 22,398 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Ernie Harris 9,109 Approveda Incumbent Harris first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1995.
  • Don Godfrey 3,626

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Black 21,656
Republican Party Ernie Harris 30,305 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • R.J. Palmer 14,575 Approveda Incumbent Palmer first joined the Kentucky Senate in 2001.
  • Ryan Dotson 6,705
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party R.J. Palmer 18,876 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ralph Alvarado 16,940

District 30

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Brandon Smith Approveda Incumbent Smith first joined the Kentucky Senate in 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Johnnie Turner, Kentucky candidate 10,180
Republican Party Brandon Smith 20,870 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Mike Reynolds Approveda Incumbent Reynolds first joined the Kentucky Senate in February 2009.
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Reynolds 15,490
Republican Party Mike Wilson 18,935 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Lee Murphy 4,453 Approveda
  • Landra Lewis 4,106
  • Michael Cope 3,966
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
Evangelical Christan Party candidate:
Note: Incumbent Ed Worley (D) did not seek re-election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lee Murphy 11,719
Republican Party Jared Carpenter 23,553 Green check mark transparent.png
Donald Paul VanWinkle 1,004 (Evangelical Christian Party)

District 36

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Julie Denton 10,135 Approveda Incumbent Denton first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1995.
  • Shawn Slone 4,000

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rick Hiles 18,291
Republican Party Julie Denton 36,864 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 Republican primary result:
  • Dan Seum Approveda Incumbent Seum first joined the Kentucky Senate in 1995.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marty Meyer 16,929
Republican Party Dan Seum 26,154 Green check mark transparent.png

See also

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