Skip to comments.Fancy Farm Update: Big names, new rules and an updated stage for the annual political picnic
Posted on 07/17/2014 6:37:15 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
Event organizers of the 134th Fancy Farm Picnic are firming up the last of their speaking roster for this years event as the main attraction of Grimes versus McConnell has staff updating the venue, and guests are being warned to be respectful as a national TV audience descends upon the village of Fancy Farm.
Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnells staff confirmed that the senior Senator for the state will be at the event. McConnells Democratic challenger Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will share the stage with McConnell in a repeat of last years showdown.
Kentuckys junior U.S. Senator Republican Rand Paul will also speak at the picnic which is famed as much for its political speaking as the fresh vegetables, pork and mutton. Pauls trips to early presidential primary states has stoked talk of a presidential bid in 2016, and hes said hes considering a run.
In addition to the U.S. Senate candidates, contenders for the 2015 governors race also will make the trip to far western Kentucky for the annual speaking event at the Fancy Farm picnic on Aug. 2.
Attorney General Jack Conway, who entered the Democratic primary for governor in early May is expected to speak according to Mark Wilson, the events organizer. Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will also speak and will likely make headlines Comer told WKYTs Bill Bryant in an interview this week that he would announce his 2015 intentions from the stage.
Gov. Steve Beshear will also take the stage, confirmed Dan Logsdon the chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party. Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will not be in attendance at the picnic, Logsdon cited a prior family commitment.
Democratic state Auditor Adam Edelen, who is seeking re-election to the post, will also speak at this years picnic, his spokeswoman confirmed to...
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