Then having no big name step forward 4 years later and we got the ever polarizing David Williams as the nominee, which made the race entirely about personality vs. issues.
Almost as bad as the Peppy Martin fiasco in ‘99. One wonders if the GOP will screw it up again with the open seat in ‘15. First thing is to finally take the majority in the House next year and kick the thug Stumpy to the curb. KY Dems power is built on a quicksand of patronage & gerrymandering and should fall like a house of cards once the GOP gets full control of the leg. Same thing happened here across the line in TN. Dems died in just a few cycles after losing the legislature.