Decision 2020

WHO'S ON THE BALLOT?


Spectrum News 1 takes a look at the key races in Kentucky politics.


For more information about our current lawmakers go to our KY State Government Page


To see the races in your county and view your sample ballot go to the Secretary of State's Page


KENTUCKY'S US SENATE RACE - REPUBLICANS
Mitch McConnell

MITCH McCONNELL (R) - INCUMBENT

  • First elected to Senate in 1984
NICHOLAS ALSAGER

NICHOLAS ALSAGER (R)

WENDELL CROW

WENDELL CROW (R)

  • Businessman
PAUL FRANGEDAKIS

PAUL FRANGEDAKIS (R)

  • Lexington Chiropractor
LOUIS GRIDER

LOUIS GRIDER (R)

  • Businessman

 

NAREN JAMES

NAREN JAMES (R)

  • Family Physician
kenneth lowndes

KENNETH LOWNDES (R)

 

C. WESLEY MORGAN

C. WESLEY MORGAN (R)

  • Fmr. Representative District 81
KENTUCKYS US SENATE RACE - DEMOCRATS
jimmy ausbrooks

JIMMY AUSBROOKS (D)

  • Mental Health Counselor
Charles Booker

CHARLES BOOKER (D)

  • Representative - District 43, Jefferson Co.
BENNIE SMITH

BENNIE SMITH (D)

  • Businessman
mary ann tobin

MARY ANN TOBIN (D)

  • Fmr. State Auditor
ANDFREW MAYNARD

ANDREW MAYNARD (D)

 

AMY McGRATH

AMY McGRATH (D)

  • US NAVY (Ret)
JOHN SHARPENSTEEN

JOHN SHARPENSTEEN (D)

KENTUCKY'S US HOUSE RACES
DISTRICT 2
HANK LINDERMAN

HANK LINDERMAN (D)

  • Musician 

 

KATHLEEN FREE

KATHLEEN FREE (R)

BRETT GUTHRIE

BRETT GUTHRIE (R) - INCUMBENT

  • Elected to the House in 2009
ROBERT LEE PERRY

ROBERT LEE PERRY (L)

 

DISTRICT 3
JOHN YARMUTH

JOHN YARMUTH (D) - INCUMBENT

  • Elected to the House in 2007
MIKE CRAVEN

MIKE CRAVEN (R)

  • Autoworker
WAYMEN EDDINGS

WAYMEN EDDINGS (R)

  • Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

 

RHONDA PALAZZO

RHONDA PALAZZO (R)

  • Realtor

 

DISTRICT 4
DISTRICT 5
MATTHEW BEST

MATTHEW BEST (D)

HAL ROGERS

HAL ROGERS (R) - INCUMBENT

  • Elected to the House in 1981
WILLIAM HIBBITS

WILLIAM HIBBITS (I)

DISTRICT 6
DANIEL KEMPH

DANIEL KEMPH (D)

ANDY BARR

ANDY BARR (R) - INCUMBENT

  • Elected to the House in 2013
CHUCK EDDY

CHUCK EDDY (R)

 

GEOFF YOUNG

GEOFF YOUNG (R)

  • Has run for 6th District Representative in 2014, 2016, & 2018
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT
Joe Biden

JOE BIDEN

  • 47th Vice President - served from 2009-2017
  • Served as U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973-2009
  • Ran unsuccessfully for Democratic nomination for president in 1988 and 2008
MIKE BLOOMBERG

MIKE BLOOMBERG

  • Three term mayor of New York City
  • Billionaire business man and philanthropist
Tulsi Gabbard
Courtesy Gage Skidmore

TULSI GABBARD

  • U.S. representative from Hawaii
  • First American Samoan and first Hindu elected to Congress
  • Served in Iraq and Kuwait with the Hawaii National Guard
AMY KLOBUCHAR

AMY KLOBUCHAR

  • U.S. senator from Minnesota - first elected in 2006
  • First woman elected to U.S. senate in Minnesota history
Bernie Sanders

BERNIE SANDERS

  • U.S. senator from Vermont - first elected in 2007
  • Served as U.S. House representative from Vermont's at-large district from 1991-2007
  • Ran unsuccessfully for Democratic nomination for president in 2016
Elizabeth Warren

ELIZABETH WARREN

  • Serves as U.S. senator from Massachusetts - first elected in 2012
  • Helped create Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010
  • Chaired Congressional Oversight Panel that monitored federal stimulus package passed in 2008
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT
DONALD TRUMP

DONALD TRUMP

  • 45th president - Elected in 2016
  • Billionaire businessman
  • Celebrity
WILLIAM WELD

WILLIAM WELD

  • Former governor of Massachusetts - served from 1991 - 1997
  • Nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico - he withdrew his nomination
  • Ran unsuccessfully for president in 2016 as a Libertarian