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2019 Primary Election Candidate Forums on Kentucky Tonight

Candidates who demonstrate satisfaction of KET’s candidate invitation criteria before the deadline are invited to appear on a Kentucky Tonight program scheduled for their race. KET’s candidate invitation criteria and deadlines are available at The broadcast schedule is dependent on candidate participation and demonstration of the compliance with candidate criteria.

The schedule for Kentucky Tonight’s primary election programs:

Monday, March 25, 2019: Candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture

Monday, April 1, 2019: Candidates for State Auditor and State Treasurer

Monday, April 8, 2019: Candidates for Secretary of State

Monday, April 15, 2019: Republican candidates for Attorney General

Monday, May 6, 2019: KET canceled the program for Republican gubernatorial candidates and will not reschedule it.

Monday, May 13, 2019: Democratic Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Viewers may send questions for the candidates via an email to or use the message form at Questions can also be submitted via Twitter at @KyTonightKET. The phone number for viewer questions during the programs is 1-800-494-7605.

KET will offer live primary election night coverage on Tuesday, May 21 starting at 7 p.m.