Skip to comments.Former Ky. Democratic operative using Ky. campaign tactics in Kansas governor's race
Posted on 07/17/2014 6:29:41 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
Jason Perkey cut his teeth in politics working campaigns in the Bluegrass and now the Louisville, Kentucky native is applying the lessons he learned from his time in the state to the Kansas governors race.
Perkey, who is the executive director for the Kansas Democratic Party, is applying a strategy first implemented in the 2011 re-election campaign of Governor Steve Beshear in Kentucky.
Democrats in Kansas launched a secretive mass endorsement of high profile former and elected Republican officials which has the GOP in the state off message and striking out at one another.
More than 100 Republican officials endorsed Paul Davis, the Democratic opponent to incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, on Tuesday.
The strategy is a page pulled straight from the book of Kentucky Democratic politics.
What happened in Kentucky is something we used as a best practice in Kansas also, Perkey told Pure Politics in a phone interview.
Perkey witnessed the endorsement strategy in action, and the effect it had in the Kentucky gubernatorial race in 2011, when he worked as a regional field director for the Beshear Abramson campaign.
At that time Beshears Campaign Manager, Bill Hyers, along with Sherman Brown, who was a deputy campaign manager for Beshear, and Chad Aull, the political director for the race, came up with the strategy to use against Republican David Williams and his running mate Richie Farmer.
In May of 2011 the Beshear campaign rolled out 70 Republicans endorsing the ticket, following that with 56 prominent Kentucky Republicans the following week. And even more in the months that followed including former Republican Congressman Larry Hopkins, who snubbed David Williams who managed Hopkins 1991 primary campaign for governor.
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It’s not hard to find RINOs who will easily bend over for Communist Democrat candidates over Conservatives.
(Just a little joke, Kentuckians. Just a joke.)
Who is the Kansas Conservative candidate?