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Herald-Leader reporters strive daily to cover Kentucky politics with more depth, breadth, speed and authority than anyone else. Bluegrass Politics gives us one more way to serve up the day’s breaking political news, along with original reporting you won’t find anywhere else. Here’s how to reach us.

Government editor John Stamper manages Bluegrass Politics on a daily basis. Reach him at 859-231-3204 or

Political writer Sam Youngman provides insightful, analytical coverage of Kentucky’s elections and how the political maneuvers of our elected leaders affect public policy. Reach him at 502-875-3793 or

State government reporter Jack Brammer is our primary finger on the pulse of state government. He writes a mix of daily and enterprise stories that explain how the actions of state government impact the lives of Kentuckians. Reach him at 502-227-1198 or

Government accountability reporter John Cheves writes stories that hold government officials and agencies accountable for their words and actions. Reach him at 859-231-3266 or

Reporter Sean Cockerham in the McClatchy Washington Bureau writes about Kentucky’s congressional delegation. Reach him at 202-383-6016 or

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