Govenor Steve Beshear easily won re-election with a 21% lead in the polls on Tuesday. David Williams, characterized in one report as a 'populist clown' who tried to make the Hindu faith an issue, is seeing the sun set upon his political career. No matter that Sen. Robert Stivers says Williams will maintain his Senate presidency until 2013 - 2013 is a long way off.
Jack Conway won re-election with a similar margin defeating Todd P'Pool in that race. P'Pool campaigned against the federal government while Conway campaigned for the office of Kentucky Attorney General.
Allison Lundergan Grimes defeated Republican Bill Johnson by almost a 2-1 majority. Johnson's tinfoil hat theories about voter fraud, an attempt to both suppress the vote as well as inflame potential right wing supporters, failed miserably. Grimes maintained a steady campaign pace throughout while Johnson kept swinging for the cheap seats -- and striking out.
Adam Edelen and Todd Hollenbach also won their races. Both ran against establishment Republicans, well funded opponents with records. Obviously money wasn't enough to overcome their Republican records.
The only defeat suffered by Democrats on Tuesday was in the race for Commissioner of Agriculture. Jamie Comer won in a landslide over Bob Farmer.. Some wonder whether voters thought they were voting against Richie Farmer, David Williams' erstwhile running mate.