Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Midway University, League of Women Voters to host debate for lieutenant-governor candidates Sept. 23

Candidates for lieutenant governor will debate at Midway University Sept. 23, in a forum also sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kentucky.

League official Cindy Heine said the debate will be held in the evening, and a specific time will be set next week.

Since 1995, candidates for lieutenant governor have run on a slate with candidates for governor, with one vote being cast for both offices, as for president and vice president. The party nominees for lieutenant governor are Republican Jenean Hampton of Bowling Green, running with Louisville businessman Matt Bevin; and state House Caucus Chair Sannie Overly of Paris, running with Attorney General Jack Conway of Louisville.

Heine said Heather Curtis of Versailles, the wife and running mate of independent candidate Drew Curtis, has not been invited because Drew Curtis has not received at least 10 percent support in any nonpartisan poll. He got 8 percent in last month's Bluegrass Poll, before filing his candidacy papers.

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