The chairs of the Democratic Party in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties issued a letter Wednesday reminding its voters that there is a competitive primary for them on May 20, also.
Across all three counties, most competitive primaries are on the Republican side and in many of those county-wide races, there will be no Democratic opposition in November.
The chairs write:
"There are 4 candidates competing for the Democratic nomination including Alison Lundergan Grimes of Lexington. The other candidates competing for the Democratic Senate nomination are Burrel Charles Farnsley, Gregory Brent Leichty, and Tom Rechtenwald, all of Louisville.
As Chairs of the Democratic Executive Committees of Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties, we urge the over 108,000 Democrats in the metro NKY counties to cast their vote in the May 2014 Democratic Primary for the U.S. Senate. Northern Kentucky Democrats can make a difference in the Kentucky U.S. Senate Primary and ultimately with ending deadlock in Washington, DC. During the 2010 Democratic U.S. Senate Primary only 548,839 eligible Democrats voted in all of Kentucky’s 120 counties. If only half of metro NKY’s Democrats vote in the U.S. Senate Primary in 2014, it would account for 10% of the Democratic turnout statewide!"
The letter was signed by Boone County's Carole Register, Kenton County's Col Owens, and Campbell County's Paul L. Whalen.