Sam Youngman

December 2, 2013

Political Paddock: Special elections reveal little about U.S. Senate race

While it's tempting and oftentimes worthwhile to look at off-year special elections as gauges of voter moods and priorities and the strengths of a federal campaign's ground game, the Dec. 10 elections for the state House and Senate won't tell you anything about next November.

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About Sam Youngman

Sam Youngman


An Owensboro native and Western Kentucky University graduate, Sam Youngman covered national politics and presidents before coming home to work for the Herald-Leader and cover Kentucky political developments.