​​​​​​John Merrill

Vote Nemo

10551 Highway 421 N.

McKee, KY 40447

Email: webzai_oc0lh@votenemo.com ​
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Arnold Blankenship

P.O. Box 512
Ashland, KY 41105

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Candidates filing for election to the U.S. Senate - Democrats

Four candidates filed to run for election to represent Kentucky in the United States Senate. The winner of the May 17, 2022 Democratic primary will compete against the winner of the Republican primary, which will have six candidates on their primary ballot.

Booker for Senate

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John Schiess

2205 29th Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Phone: 715.234.5252
Email: john@afact.us
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Twitter  @johnschiess1

Candidates in the May 17, 2022 Primary for United States Senator from Kentucky

What is the role of the United States Senate?

This information is taken from the United States Senate website in a page entitled, "The Idea of the Senate."

"Ever since the framers of the United States Constitution created the Senate, senators, scholars, journalists, and other observers have sought to explain its role in the federal system of checks and balances. What is it that makes the Senate stand apart from other legislative bodies? Why have its seemingly arcane rules and traditions survived, and what purposes do they still serve?

"The Idea of the Senate features thoughtful analysis of the Senate's rules and procedures, its history and traditions, and its personnel and prerogatives. Covering more than two centuries of political thought, each entry in this collection provides a quotation from the original source placed into historical context.

"As a deliberative institution and a body of equals—among individual members and among states—the Senate has frustrated presidents, members of the House of Representatives, and even Senate leaders, who seek speedy enactment of legislation. There have been many efforts to modernize the Senate in order to meet new challenges. Yet despite more than 200 years of pressures to change, the Senate as an institution remains remarkably similar to the body created by the Constitutional Convention in 1787. It retains all of its original powers, including its authority to give advice and consent to presidents on nominations and treaties, to serve as a court of impeachment, and to have an equal say with the House of Representatives on all legislation." Source: The Idea of the Senate," <www.senate.gov/about/origins-foundations/idea-of-the-senate.htm> accessed April 14, 2022.
Click this link to review selected writings, from the U.S. Senate website, which indicate that the debate over the Senate's role in our constitutional system is as old as the Senate itself, and has often stirred thoughtful commentary and critique.

Joshua Wesley Blanton Sr.  

732 Hardy Ave.

Louisville, KY 40208 

Phone: (253) 676-4886


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What are the requirements for United States Senate?

The U.S. Constitution sets three qualifications for service in the U.S. Senate:

1.  Age (at least thirty years of age);

2.  U.S. citizenship (at least nine years); and

3.  Residency in the state a senator represents at time of election.

The details of these qualifications were hammered out by the Constitution's framers during the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

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Charles Booker

Booker for Kentucky

PO Box 4369

Louisville, KY 40212


Email: info@charlesbooker.org

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Paul V. Hamilton

500 Harper Glen, #104
Nicholasville, KY 4035

Phone:  859.846.5315

Email: paul.hamilton@midway.edu

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Twitter  @Hamilton4S


*Senator Rand Paul

P.O. Box 72928
Newport, KY 41072

Phone: 502.890.4868
Email: Form
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Twitter @RandPaul


Candidates filing for election to the U.S. Senate - Republicans

Six Republican candidates filed for the office of U.S Senator from Kentucky, including the *incumbent, Senator Rand Paul. The winner of the May 17, 2022 primary will run against the winner of the Demoratic primary, a field of four candidates.

Ruth Gao

Ruth Gao for U.S. Senate
PO Box 20152

Louisville, KY 40250

Phone: (502) 230-9660
Email: info@ruthgao.com
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Twitter  @ruthgao4ky


Tami L. Stainfield

3256 Mexico Road
Marion, KY 42064

Phone:  270.965.1898
Email: info@tamistainfield.com
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Valerie "Dr. Val" Fredrick

Dr. Val US Senate 

101 South 4th Street
Murray, KY 42071

Phone: 270.436.5916
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