Brief: U of L professor loses Senate race

By on May 21, 2014

By Simon Isham—

U of L communication professor Greg Leichty, who announced last summer that he would be running for US Senate, has lost the Democratic primary nomination to opponent Alison Lundergan-Grimes.

Leichty received 8 percent of the vote; Lundergan-Grimes received  76 percent.

On his campaign website, his Twitter feed @curiousgreg and his Facebook page, Leichty remained silent the night of May 20 as the primary results came out. Leichty tweeted his best wishes to Lundergan-Grimes shortly before 11 p.m. that night.

“Best wishes to Alison Lundergan Grimes in her contest against Mitch McConnell in the fall. #KYSEN,” read the tweet. The same message was posted to the campaign’s Facebook page.


About Simon Isham

Simon Isham is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Louisville Cardinal, where he has worked since 2012. For his reporting at the Cardinal, he has won awards from the Kentucky Press Association and the Louisville chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has also written for LEO Weekly and Insider Louisville. He graduated in December 2014.

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