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Candidates make last push for your votes in Kentucky

by Brooke Katz


Posted on May 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 22 at 6:16 AM

(WHAS11) -- Voters in Kentucky are heading to the polls Tuesday and candidates spent Monday making  their last minute pleas for votes.

In the race for State Senator of the 19th district there are no Republicans running, so the stakes are high. Whoever wins Tuesday’s election will replace retiring Senator Tim Shaughnessy.

Candidate and longtime environmentalist Sarah Lynn Cunningham spent Monday evening making calls to voters. Candidate Morgan McGarvey, a Louisville attorney, spent his evening going door to door reminding people to vote. The other two candidates, attorney Amy Shoemaker and golf pro Gary Demling also spent the evening speaking to voters.

Turnout this year is expected to be lower than usual. Of the 2.9 million registered voters, only a small percentage are expected to show at the polls.

“State-wide we think turnout will probably be 10 to 12 percent,” said Secretary of State Allison Grimes.

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