Kentucky: Obama Loses Nearly Two-Thirds of Counties to 'Uncommitted'

"Uncommitted" sounds like the name of a horse in the Kentucky Derby--and, in fact, there was a somewhat important horse with that name--which might explain why "Uncommitted" swept nearly two-thirds of Kentucky counties, and 42% of the vote, away from President Barack Obama in the Democratic primary last night. 

(The horse depicted above is Kentucky Derby winner and Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another, which is not a bad name for a mascot horse in a presidential re-election year.)

The presidential challenger's margin was similar to that of attorney John Wolfe in Arkansas, and federal prisoner Keith Russell Judd in West Virginia on May 9. In the closing stages of the primary season, more than 40% of Democrats are coming out to register their opposition to their own party's four-year incumbent.

Meanwhile, in Kentucky's 4th congressional district--as in Arkansas's 4th--a Tea Party conservative has won the GOP nomination for a U.S. House seat. Thomas Massie defeated the Republican establishment and will go on to face Bill Adkins, who won the Democratic primary, in the general election in November.


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