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Fact: Kentucky is a predominately "Blue" State

Democrats make up 55.27% of Kentucky voters, vs. 37.67% Republican voters.

Since 1900, 21 out of 28 Kentucky Governors have been Democrats.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's 2014 State of the Commonwealth Address

The Governor discusses current and future plans for Southeastern Kentucky

The History of the Democratic Party

Throughout history many of world's top leaders have been our Country's Democratic Presidents.

How Washington Impacts Whitley County

Why your vote really does matter.

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Understanding the Debt Ceiling

Federal law requires Congress to authorize the government to borrow any money that is needed to pay for the programs that Congress has passed. Click here to understand how the Debt Ceiling really works.

What Democrats Really Stand For

Forget the random Facebook posts, News Channels, Informercials, and other propaganda used to divide people across our country, and promoted mostly by individuals you don't even know. Here are the facts.

Whitley County Democratic Party

Learn how the Democratic Party - from Corbin Arena road expansions, Williamsburg Sewage System improvements, and much more - has helped communities right here in Whitley County.

Alison Grimes

Alison Lundergan Grimes is running for U.S. Senate. Join her campaign today!

Promise Zones

The White House announces designation of five “Promise Zones” to help communities tackle poverty, including an eight-county area of Southeastern Kentucky.

Hal" Rogers applauds Southeastern Kentucky's Promise Zone designation awarded by the President (read more)

About the Democratic Party

The Democratic Party has consistently been the dominant political party in Kentucky since the state was formed in 1792. The Party descended from Thomas Jefferson's anti-Federalist Republicans in opposition to Alexander Hamilton's Whig Party. The belief in states' rights and a preference to a small, unobtrusive state government over a large federal government continued to be the overriding philosophy of the party through the 1850s when the Civil War broke out.

Democrats in Kentucky have followed a pattern of splitting and reuniting since the Civil War. Some of the more famous splits occurred over the issue of slavery and, throughout the 20th Century, over a factionalism attached to various opposing candidates within the party.

Democrats like Ruby Laffoon, A.B. "Happy" Chandler, Earle Clements, Lawrence Wetherby, Alben Barkley, Bert T. Combs, Edward T. Breathitt and Wendell Ford – many of whom were key players in the factional in-fighting – were instrumental in setting the tone for the modern Kentucky Democratic Party. Democratic candidates run less often on traditional liberal or conservative platforms and more on the promise of tax relief, educational improvement and government efficiency.

Today, ensuring honesty, integrity, and fresh ideas for the Commonwealth are the ideals of our Kentucky Democratic Party. We strive to protect our Kentucky values, while laying a foundation for a brighter tomorrow for all Kentuckians. Comprised of teams of Democratic leaders, the Kentucky Democratic Party works to communicate the message to the public, mobilize community members into action, and ensuring funds are raised to promote projects across the State.

The most important piece of the Democratic Party does not fit a common mold – it is you. From the rolling hills of Northern Kentucky to the majestic mountains of Eastern and Western Kentucky, diverse Democrats from across the Commonwealth are the foundation and support of our party, helping us to restore democratic ideals to the Commonwealth and truly put the blue back in the Bluegrass State and Whitley County.


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