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Election Day, as it usually is, was a good day to be an incumbent. Unless you were Republican-lite Ben Chandler. [WaPo]

State Rep. Sara Beth Gregory and Albany lawyer David Cross said Wednesday they would seek the Republican nomination for an open Kentucky Senate seat vacated by former Senate President David Williams. [H-L]

Former GOP vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had his own vision for the campaign. The candidate wanted to visit inner cities and give speeches “that laid out the Republican vision for individual empowerment” The Washington Post reports, but Romney advisers rebuffed him. [HuffPo]

Continuing Kentucky’s conservative trend, Republican Thomas Massie, a tea party favorite endorsed by Sen. Rand Paul, easily won Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District seat Tuesday, overwhelming Democrat Bill Adkins. [Ronnie Ellis]

Have you seen the latest from corrupt Miss Barbara in Louisville? Attorney Aubrey Williams told his client, Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, to leave a Metro Ethics Commission hearing Wednesday as the prosecutor prepared to question her. [C-J/AKN]

We knew Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel was a TREASURE in his own right smack in the middle of his first debate with blowsy Ohio rambler Sherrod Brown. [Wonkette]

Two southern Kentucky companies are temporarily barred from selling what it bills as guides to jobs with the U.S. Postal Service, and its assets are frozen, pending an appearance in federal court later this month. [H-L]

Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Representatives they lost two years ago. President Barack Obama, in his freshly authorized second term, will face the same divided Congress in 2013 that has bedeviled efforts to enact his major legislation. [HuffPo]

So, for a while there during the campaign it seemed very iffy. But in the end, discipline and being on the right side of the issues prevailed. [NY Times]

Yet another Kentucky town choosing to remain in the dark ages. Voters in Sebree have decided against allowing restaurants to sell liquor by the drink with meals. [WKYT]

President Barack Obama had little time to savor victory on Wednesday after voters gave him a second term in the White House where he faces urgent economic challenges, a looming fiscal showdown and a still-divided Congress able to block his every move. [Reuters]