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Posted on 11/28/2012 10:24:52 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
Soon to be the lone Democrat in Ky.'s delegation, Yarmuth to meet at White House to discuss appointments
U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville told Pure Politics he is meeting this week with White House officials to go over potential federal appointments in preparation for being the lone Democrat in Kentuckys congressional delegation.
The election loss of U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler of Versailles leaves Yarmuth as Kentuckys only member of Congress in President Barack Obamas party. That will mean he will take on more responsibility in facilitating judicial and U.S. Attorney appointments, as the Courier-Journal first reported.
Yarmuth told Pure Politics on Tuesday that he would be meeting with the White House this week to decide how to handle federal appointments without a Democratic Senator and no other Democratic congressman.
This is the second time in Kentuckys history that only one Democrat has served in the federal delegation Chandler in 2005.
I guess I have to speak up a little louder for the things that Democrats believe in, but just in terms of day-to-day activities I guess Ill be more involved in federal appointments than I otherwise would have been, Yarmuth said.
On the political front, Yarmuth said he stands by his assertion that actress Ashley Judd could be a top Democratic contender to challenge on U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014.
Judds grandmother Polly Judd praised McConnell for his work in Kentucky, and House Speaker Greg Stumbo told WFPL Judds position on mountaintop removal coal mining would make her a difficult candidate for Kentuckians to support. Pure Politics also offered an analysis on the potential challengers to McConnell in early November
Yarmuth said he feels Judd would be very strong opponent for Senator McConnell and would have a chance to beat him. But Yarmuth went on to say that Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes would also be a strong candidate to run against McConnell in 2014.
I dont necessarily have a preference as to who it is I just want us to have a very strong candidate, Yarmuth said after a public event on Tuesday.
http://mycn2.com/politics/yarmuth-still-supporting-judd-but-feels-there-s-room-for-grimes-to-run-against-mcconnell - Video at link
Kentucky’s getting redder...
Kentucky’s getting redder... that’s where this heer red neck wuz born too.
tar and feather the Rat...
what a waste of perfectly good tar and feathers
These folks are crazy if they think an angry FemiNazi moonbat like Ashley Judd is remotely competitive for a Senate seat in Kentucky. Still, I think it’s time for McConnell to step aside. After what will be 30 years in DC, he’s become part of the problem.
This guy sounds like he’s insane. He has no power in the House of Representatives. He’s like a little roach you ignore in the corner.
He’ll probably end up on a committee that decides which janitorial service cleans the toilets.
I’ve heard of big egos but this guy is something else. Hopefully next time, extinct.
These are the same morons who thought Nick Clooney was can’t miss for a GOP House seat (the one that taken by “conservative” rat Ken Lucas). I still remember this one freeper that agreed with them and insisted to me that Clooney would win cause people remember him from when he was newscaster and liked his sister’s music. Retarded.
Ashley Judd is a clown candidate, Kentucky is not Minnesota.
KY Senate races are usually close, with a real candidate they could actually compete with McConnell.
It would be awful nice to take out Obama’s boy Yarmuth in 2014 and make it a rat free delegation. and take the friggin State House already!
I’d like McConnell to retire as well. But he won’t.
Which is why I hope she does run. :-)
Unfortunately, with the redistricting, I don’t see the 3rd congressional district going GOP again anytime soon - much of eastern Jefferson County was drawn out of it which is a conservative area. Even before that it was a difficult district ... the fact that Anne Northup held it for 10 years was extraordinary.
Nick Clooney was running on the wrong side of the Ohio River. He’d have been better off taking a shot at a seat from Cincinnati (OH-1), which was where I believe he was based on tv. I liked Rosemary’s music, too, but she was a big-time Kennedy groupie, and that wasn’t going to play well outside certain areas. Had Nick won, he would’ve voted like Yarmuth (who is a moonbat) rather than the more moderate Ken Lucas.
The other thing about Ashley is that she was a delegate to the Dem Convention from Tennessee this year, so I wonder when she was planning on moving. I doubt her own mother, Naomi, whom I believe is a Conservative, would vote for her own daughter.
The biggest worrisome candidate would be the defeated Congressman Ben Chandler. He’s already won statewide. He’ll have to decide whether to run for the Senate or seek a third match against Andy Barr, or none of the above. At this point, however, I wouldn’t want to be a Dem running for these offices in 2014. Had Willard been in the WH, it would be a different story.
Kerry (and before him, Gore) barely carried it, it was a 2 point margin both times.
It's tough, it took a big swing to Obama, but in a good year we could win it again.
I’m expecting the GOP won’t have control of redistricting in KY until 2021 (they’ll probably get the House by 2014 and the Governorship in 2015, 2019 at the latest). I don’t know whether the state will drop to 5 seats by 2022, however. If it does, that almost guarantees the Louisville seat will be split up and the GOP will win the entire delegation.
The only other district aside from Louisville that would’ve been troublesome was the old 7th in the union/coal Dem counties in the east, held for decades by the Perkins’s. But it seems that, like WV (for which not a single solitary county voted Democrat for President, unprecedented in the modern era), it is slowly moving back to the GOP (which it partly was prior to FDR, as WV was from the 1890s until 1932). Hal Rogers, albeit a porker, has put it back pretty well in our corner after his old 5th heavily GOP seat was merged with the 7th to create what was a marginal seat after 1992.
Naomi Judd a conservative?
If I had a relative running for office as a rat I would oppose them with extra vigor. If I had a kid that was, I would probably go jump in the lake.
Maybe the time in Hollywood was led to Ashley forgetting that TN and KY are 2 separate states.
Rosemary Clooney HATED that song, regardless of its popularity. It’s really frustrating having to sing songs you loathe, even getting paid well for them. I tried out for chorus in middle school (and I could sing - and I was a big fan of “Fame”, which was a lot less faggy then the intolerable “Glee”, which I have never watched), but they had us singing execrable kiddie songs like, “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window.” I gritted my teeth and mouthed the words, but I couldn’t sing it, I hated it. Not that I wanted to belt out “Bohemian Rhapsody” (nevermind that I would never been able to memorize those lyrics), but something remotely appealing (this was 1984). I was not chosen, surprisingly...
I like that song. She didn’t like doing an accent huh?
I loathed grade school assemblies, I think there were 2 a year, sitting there with my feet not reaching the floor, being forced to line up and sing for bored parents, I always mouthed the stupid songs.
I still remember the feeling of liberation I had when during the rehearsals for my 8th grade graduation I told the teacher (who was barking orders as if to kindergarteners) to get off my case cause I was skipping it. I went and sat next to this other kid who reached the same conclusion, we nodded to each other and shared a knowing look.
McConnell needs to be “primaried.”
KY will stay at 6 Representatives after 2020.
The KY-03 is like 20% black, and Louisville seems to be going the way of other largish cities in the South (not sure if Yankee transplants are to blame). The CD could be made a bit more Republican by adding the Republican suburban counties currently in KY-04 and placing working-class Dem precincts in Louisville in the KY-02, but even then it would still be marginal.
Regarding the KY-05 having the most heavily Dem coal counties from the old KY-07, the Democrats got so darn greedy in 1990 that they tried to win all 6 CDs (even the Republican-packed Ky-04 was stripped of the GOP east side of Louisville to try to defeat Bunning) instead of drawing two super-safe GOP CDs (one from East Louisville to the Cinci suburbs, the other combining Rogers’s most Republican counties with GOP counties in the Lexington and Bowling Green areas), and four Dem-leaning CDs, that they ended up with only one of six CDs for most of the past 20 years. A cautionary tale for Republicans trying to draw 6 GOP CDs in KY. The optimal map for the GOP would combine Dem parts of Louisville with Frankfort, Lexington and Dem coal counties, leaving the other five CDs pretty safely GOP, but the geography would be tough to pull off and it would be a gerrymander of unseemly proportions (black Louisvillians in the same snake-like CD as coal miners?).
Dems desperate for a 'fall
guy gal'. She doesn't even live in Kentucky.