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Is Kentucky’s Senate primary a test case for this year’s elections?

April 12, 2010

The New York Times has taken a look at how upcoming U.S. Senate primaries in two states – Arkansas and Kentucky – might be indicators of how incumbents might fare in this election year.

In Arkansas, incumbent Democrat Blanche Lincoln is being challenged from the left by Bill Halter, the Arkansas lieutenant governor.

The Times sees Kentucky as a test case for the right, where “establishment” candidate Trey Grayson and Tea Party-backed Rand Paul are battling for the GOP nomination.

Grayson tells Times reporter Kate Zernike that he’s been referred to as a “quasi-incumbent” because of his terms as secretary of state, while this would be the first elected office for Paul, a Bowling Green doctor.

Check out the video story from the New York Times along with Zernike’s article about the race.

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