Wednesday, May 24, 2000
KY PRIMARY: Bush, Gore coast in Ky.
Covington mayor's race set
By Patrick Crowley
The Cincinnati Enquirer
FORT MITCHELL In a primary where the presidential winners were already known, local drama was provided by a former Secret Service agent and a one-time Covington mayor on the comeback trail.
Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush carried Northern Kentucky and the rest of the state Tuesday, as expected.
In Covington's four-man mayoral primary the most hotly contested Northern Kentucky race voters went with the old school in nominating Bernie Moorman, a former mayor and city commissioner who served at City Hall in the early and mid-1980s, and City Commissioner Butch Callery, the longest-serving commissioner in Covington history.
They will face each other in November.
In the 4th Congressional District GOP primary, retired Secret Service Agent Don Bell of Oldham County defeated challengers Roger Thoney of Highland Heights and Scott Tooley of Shelbyville.
Mr. Bell will face Democratic incumbent Ken Lucas of Boone County in November.
Mr. Gore took 72 percent of the statewide Democratic vote, while Mr. Bush finished with 82 percent of the votes cast by Republicans.
Newport native Gary Bauer, a spokesman for conservative and religious causes, made a run for president earlier this year but dropped out of the race in February after faring poorly in early primaries.
But he, as well as other candidates no longer running, still appeared on Tuesday's ballots. Statewide, Mr. Bauer finished with about 3 percent of the vote.
In other local races Tuesday:
Tom Calme won another six-year term as Campbell County circuit clerk by beating upstart Ken Johnson of Alexandria in the Democratic primary. There is no Republican in the race, so Mr. Calme will begin a third term in January.
Campbell Democratic primary:|
Tom Calme: 2,299
Ken Johnson: 985
John Stephenson of Fort Mitchell beat lawyer Ed Kagin of Union in the Kentucky Senate 11th District Democratic primary. Mr. Stephenson will run against 10-year incumbent Republican Dick Roeding in November.
Linda Tally Smith easily beat Howe Baker in the Boone County commonwealth attorney's GOP primary. She is unopposed in the fall and will assume the office in January.
In the Boone County property value administrator's race, Democratic incumbent Linda Goff beat Arlene Jones Singletary, while Republican Ron Burch defeated Shawn Staggs in the Republican runoff. Ms. Goff will face Mr. Burch in November.
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