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Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidates Hit the Race's Homestretch
Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 11-02-03 | Staff of Courier-Journal

Posted on 11/02/2003 7:10:46 AM PST by Theodore R.

Edited on 05/07/2004 6:47:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

On the last weekend before Election Day, gubernatorial candidates Ben Chandler and Ernie Fletcher had very different campaign approaches but one similar message vote Tuesday.

Chandler, the Democrat, spent much of yesterday in Louisville meeting with small groups urging them to vote, while President Bush made two campaign stops in Kentucky for Fletcher, the Republican.


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; chandler; charlieowen; democrat; fletcher; governor; ky; londoncorbin; paducah; republican; wendellford
The "KY democracy" has faced hard time since the retirement of the legendary former Governor and Senator Wendell Ford. It was Ford in fact who halted the last Republican gubernatorial administration and ushered in a long-term period of Democrat senatorial victories in the commonwealth (since broken). People in KY regarded Ford the way the Texans did Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., and the Louisianians did John Breaux. It remains to be seen if Ford can bring wavering Democrats home to the Chandler campaign.
1 posted on 11/02/2003 7:10:47 AM PST by Theodore R.
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