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  • Buford Helped Chandler Raise Money???

    05/03/2004 11:05:05 AM PDT · by RedBlueNation · 28 replies · 1,759+ views
    FORGY AIDS BUFORD FOE IN RACE FOR CONGRESS By Al Cross The Campaign Trail is an update on this year's elections. Larry Forgy, the three-time Republican candidate for governor, resurfaced last week as campaign co-chairman for Lexington lawyer Bryan Coffman, one of three candidates in the GOP primary for Congress in the 6th District. Forgy said in an interview that he is supporting Coffman because he is more conservative than the best-known Republican candidate, state Sen. Tom Buford of Nicholasville. He said another reason is that Buford collected money for Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler in the February special election in...
  • Alice Kerr Lost KY Battle on Her Own Turf

    02/22/2004 7:01:44 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 40 replies · 289+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 02-22-04 | Alessi, Ryan
    Kerr lost battle on her own turf By Ryan Alessi HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU In her 12-point loss in last week's special congressional election, Republican Alice Forgy Kerr was failed by some of the voters who knew her best. Kerr, a state senator from Lexington, lost to Democrat Ben Chandler by an unexpectedly wide 55 percent to 43 percent margin in Tuesday's election to fill the 6th Congressional district seat. Political analysts have offered a host of theories why Chandler, a former attorney general, won so convincingly, including the high, 35 percent, voter turnout, which by tradition favors Democrats, and his...
  • Ky. Senator Withdraws From GOP Primary

    02/19/2004 9:12:04 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 143+ views
    Associated Press | Friday, February 20, 2004
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Republican state senator withdrew her candidacy for a Kentucky congressional seat Thursday after losing a special election for that same office to Democrat Ben Chandler. Alice Forgy Kerr threw her support to state Sen. Tom Buford, one of three remaining GOP candidates in the May primary. Kerr, of Lexington, lost to Chandler by 12 percentage points in Tuesday's election in the central Kentucky district that includes Lexington and the state capital of Frankfort. The U.S. House seat previously was held by Republican Ernie Fletcher, who resigned in December upon being sworn in as governor. Chandler...
  • Chandler Wins Kentucky House Seat (Get Yer Ear Plugs In Now!)

    02/17/2004 4:18:04 PM PST · by GiveEmDubya · 80 replies · 269+ views
    WKYT News ^ | Feb. 17, 2004 | WKYT
    WKYT projects Democrat Ben Chandler as the winner of the 6th district congressional district race. Chandler defeats Republican Alice Forgy-Kerr for the seat. It was a contentious campaign with both sides lobbing negative campaign ads at each other. >Live Election Results Tally Chandler wins the seat after Republican Ernie Fletcher left the seat empty after winning the Kentucky governor's race last year. Kentucky's former Attorney General, Chandler lost to Fletcher in that governor's race. Forgy-Kerr was a bit of an unknown district-wide going into the race. However, a highly funded campaign and some help from the national Republican party quickly...
  • GOP House hopeful trailing

    02/16/2004 10:04:22 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 149+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2004
    <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- This Bluegrass Region, home to horse and tobacco farms, has a history of sending Republicans to Congress. Its previous congressman, Ernie Fletcher -- now governor of Kentucky -- won every county in the district in 2000 and 2002, and President Bush carried the state by 15 points over Al Gore in 2000.</p>
  • Chandler leads Kerr in Sixth District race poll

    02/13/2004 12:26:47 PM PST · by republicanwizard · 6 replies · 173+ views ^ | 2/12/2004 | RepublicanWizard
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Democrat Ben Chandler leads Republican Alice Forgy Kerr in their race to represent the 6th Congressional District, according to a newspaper poll. In the Bluegrass Poll, published Thursday by The Courier-Journal, 49.4 percent said they supported Chandler compared with 39.6 percent for Kerr and 11 percent undecided. The poll, which surveyed 466 self-described likely voters, has an error margin of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points. Thus, Chandler holds a slight lead when accounting for the error margin. The vacancy was created in December when Republican Ernie Fletcher took office as Kentucky governor. The race has drawn...
  • LATEST SURVEYUSA POLL : KY CD-6 ..Chandler(D)51% vs Kerr(R) 45%

    02/10/2004 2:54:02 PM PST · by KQQL · 28 replies · 137+ views | 02/10/04 | Surveyusa
    U.S. House, KY 6th District 2/10/2004 Chandler (D) 51% Kerr (R) 45% Other/Undecided 4% Data Collected 2/7/04 - 2/9/04 Geography KY 6th Cong. District Sample Population 612 Certain Voters Margin of Error 4.1%
  • Will Kentucky Special Bring an Early Jolt of Bad News for GOP?

    02/09/2004 1:42:20 PM PST · by KQQL · 27 replies · 146+ views ^ | February 9, 2004 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Unless voters in Kentucky’s 6th district suddenly have a change of heart, the Republicans are headed for a rocky Feb. 17 special election in the Lexington-area House district. Former two-term state Attorney General Ben Chandler (D), not state Rep. Alice Forgy Kerr (R), has the advantage in the final days before the election.
  • KY Candidates Driving Home a Few Differences: EACH HOPES RETOOLED IMAGE WILL SWAY VOTERS

    02/08/2004 12:30:55 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 13 replies · 229+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 02-08-04 | Alessi, Ryan
    Candidates driving home a few differences EACH HOPES RETOOLED IMAGE WILL SWAY VOTERS By Ryan Alessi HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU When voters in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District go to the polls in less than 10 days, among other things, they'll be judging competing makeovers. Democrat Ben Chandler, stung by a 10-point loss in last fall's governor's race, has been reinventing his image ever since. Republican Alice Forgy Kerr, a low-profile state lawmaker from Lexington, has been equally busy trying to craft an image for strangers scattered across 16 Central Kentucky counties. And both are having their problems--- complicated in no small...
  • Kerr tops Chandler in early fund-raising (double!) [KY-06 Special Election]

    02/07/2004 6:43:27 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 24 replies · 217+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | February 7, 2004 | Ryan Alessi
    Buoyed by a national GOP fund-raising drive, Republican congressional candidate Alice Forgy Kerr more than doubled what Democrat Ben Chandler accrued through the first six weeks of the campaign, according to federal campaign finance reports. Kerr's campaign, which began collecting money about a month before Chandler's did, entered February with about half a million dollars still to spend after raising more than $1 million since mid-November, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Chandler had raised about $450,000 as of Jan. 28 and had roughly $100,000 in the bank, said his report, which was released yesterday. Officials from both campaigns claimed...
  • GOP candidates in KY run on Bush's record ("If Chandler wins Dems will taunt Bush Coast to Coast")

    02/05/2004 11:05:54 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies · 170+ views
    The Sun News ^ | February 3, 2004 | Joe Biesk, AP
    FRANKFORT - In the heated campaign for Kentucky governor in November, the Democrat tried to run against President Bush's economic policies and lost big-time. Now, in a special election for the House seat vacated by the gubernatorial winner, the Republican candidate is only too happy to make the Feb. 17 contest a referendum on the president, who is hugely popular in the Bluegrass State. GOP state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr ran a TV ad showing her with the president at the White House and portraying her as "cut from the same cloth" as Bush. Kerr is up against Democrat Ben...

    02/05/2004 11:50:13 AM PST · by KQQL · 13 replies · 102+ views
    HERALD-LEADER ^ | 02/05/04 | Ryan Alessi
    U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert pledged for the first time yesterday that he would push a tobacco buyout plan to the House floor -- but only if Republican Alice Forgy Kerr is elected to Congress. Tobacco growers attending the $50-a-head Kerr-sponsored event in Lexington applauded Hastert's remarks. A Kentucky Farm Bureau representative was more reserved, saying the group was encouraged but would fight for a buyout regardless of who wins the Feb. 17 special election for Gov. Ernie Fletcher's vacant 6th District seat. Democrat Ben Chandler, who faces Kerr, said through a spokesman that he was disappointed that Hastert was...
  • Kentucky Special Election Could Be Precursor of Country's Preferences for General Elections

    02/05/2004 3:40:02 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies · 241+ views
    NACS Online ^ | February 5, 2004
    ALEXANDRIA, VA -- You don't have to wait until November 2 to see how the Congressional elections will shape the country's political agenda for at least the next two years: an important Congressional test will occur on February 17 for Kentucky's open House of Representatives seat. The election became necessary after Republican Congressman Ernie Fletcher vacated it upon being elected governor in the November 2003 elections. The February 17 election will determine who will finish Fletcher's two-year term as the 6th District representative for the Lexington-based seat. The Republican candidate is State Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, who received an endorsement...
  • Chandler Skips Farm Bureau Debate; Actions tell Central Kentucky's Farmers They Don't Count(KY-06)

    02/05/2004 1:05:02 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies · 280+ views
    Chandler Skips Farm Bureau Debate Actions tell Central Kentucky's Farmers They Don't Count LEXINGTON, Ky - Ben Chandler thumbed his nose at central Kentucky's farm families when he chose to avoid participating in an open debate sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau. In what was to the be the second public debate in three days, Ben Chandler, who most recently was soundly defeated in last year's race for Governor, refused to even show up. The Kentucky Farm Bureau has for years sponsored "Meet the Candidates" forums where political candidates are invited to appear and debate issues of importance to Kentucky's...
  • Kerr, Chandler go head to head (KY-06 Special Congressional Election)

    02/01/2004 2:09:35 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies · 158+ views
    The Courier-Journal ^ | February 1, 2004 | CHARLES WOLFE, AP
    <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ben Chandler and Alice Forgy Kerr, who have been ripping at each other in campaign commercials, had a chance to do so in person last night.</p> <p>Civility reigned, however — though not without an edge — through an hourlong, live, televised forum, the only one of their campaign for the 6th District congressional seat.</p>
  • New Kerr ad criticizes Chandler ***KY-06 Special Election***

    01/30/2004 9:48:08 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies · 168+ views
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | Friday, Jan 30, 2004 | Ryan Alessi
    A new television ad from Republican congressional candidate Alice Forgy Kerr criticizes her opponent by name for the first time. The commercial, which began airing yesterday, goes after Ben Chandler's stances on President Bush's tax cuts, a pledge not to raise taxes and the issue of drivers licenses for illegal aliens -- three carryover issues from Chandler's bid for governor last fall. The candidates are just now turning up the volume in the campaign, which has less than three weeks until the Feb. 17 special election. Chandler and Kerr are vying to fill the 6th Congressional District seat vacated by...
  • Kerr cared about veterans before election (Chandler exploits veterans, airs false ads)

    01/28/2004 9:10:43 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 43 replies · 319+ views
    Alice Forgy Kerr (R) .... Ben Chandler (D) Kerr cared about veterans before election (The following is a letter that appeared in the Advocate-Messenger.) Dear Editor: In response to the recent letter to the editor by Mr. Clay Cessna regarding the veterans hospital issue, it appears that he may not be fully aware of the efforts that are being made to protect Kentucky's VA hospitals. It is the Republican-led congressional delegation and the state legislature that have worked diligently to keep the VA Hospitals in Lexington and Louisville. As a member of the Republican Senate majority, State Sen. Alice...
  • Bush, Cheney Skipping Visit to KY for Special Election

    01/27/2004 3:28:11 PM PST · by LexingtonGOP · 10 replies · 120+ views
    Kerr says Bush, Cheney not coming to state after all 01/26/2004 Associated Press President Bush and Vice President Cheney will not be coming to Kentucky to help Alice Forgy Kerr's congressional campaign, Kerr said Monday. Kerr, who is running in a special election Feb. 17, had expected a visit by one or both of the national leaders. But her campaign would have to pay security costs, among other things, and could not afford it, she said. With no other Republican candidates to share the spotlight and also the expense, "it would be cost prohibitive," Kerr said in an interview while...
  • Sen. Jim Bunning's Secret? Luck, for Starters

    01/25/2004 5:09:14 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 220+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 01-25-04 | Cross, Al
    <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. — When he was a Major League pitcher, Jim Bunning had more pluck than luck. As a U.S. Senate candidate and senator, the reverse appears to have been true, as we are likely to see again Tuesday, the filing deadline for major party candidates in this year's elections.</p>
  • Ben Chandler: Wesley Clark best represents the values and culture of southern states

    01/23/2004 10:47:28 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 52 replies · 463+ views
    Chandler campaign press release ^ | Jan 8 2004 | Ben Chandler (D)
    LEXINGTON (Jan 8) -- The following is a statement from Ben Chandler concerning his endorsement of General Wesley Clark for president. Yesterday, while campaigning in New Hampshire, General Clark telephoned Ben Chandler to seek his support. "I am very proud to endorse General Wesley Clark for president," said Ben Chandler. "While we are blessed with a diverse and capable group of Democratic candidates, there is no doubt that General Clark best represents the values and culture of southern states, like Kentucky. His courageous service as a 4-star general, his independent streak, and intellect make him my candidate of choice as...
  • Bush is featured in Kerr television commercial

    01/15/2004 8:41:54 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies · 148+ views
    The Courier-Journal ^ | January 13, 2004 | Al Cross and James Carroll
    <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. — President Bush is appearing in a new television commercial for Republican congressional candidate Alice Forgy Kerr, but it remains unclear whether she will get a campaign visit from the president.</p> <p>Kerr, a state senator from Lexington, is the Republican candidate in a Feb. 17 special election to fill the 6th District congressional seat vacated by Gov. Ernie Fletcher. She is running against Democrat Ben Chandler, who lost the governor's race to Fletcher.</p>
  • Members Come to the Aid of Nominee in Kentucky House Race (Dean and Clark may aid Chandler)

    01/14/2004 7:10:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies · 254+ views
    Roll Call via Kerr for Congress ^ | January 12, 2004 | Chris Calizza
    Faced with the first competitive special election of the 2004 cycle, House Republicans have helped to raise nearly $500,000 for Kentucky state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr (R) as she seeks to hold the 6th district seat vacated by new Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher (R). One hundred forty-two Members gave a total of $190,000 from their own campaign accounts or leadership political action committees to Kerr, and helped direct another $300,000 to her from PACs based in Washington, D.C. "I am grateful to all of my colleagues who answered the call to assist Alice," said Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), who is...
  • big bucks Ben Chandler, Alice Forgy Kerr are campaigning heavily on TV and hardly at all in person

    01/11/2004 6:11:46 AM PST · by toddst · 6 replies · 211+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | Sun, Jan. 11, 2004 | Ryan Alessi
    Handshaking his way into a Lexington VFW Post 680 meeting room, Democrat Ben Chandler sat down at a table of veterans and pledged, as political candidates have done forever, to fight for them in Washington. It was his first public event in the fast-approaching special election to fill Gov. Ernie Flet-cher's old 6th Congressional District seat. But make no mistake: This was not just another pressing of the flesh. The candidates in this campaign are counting on television advertising, not face-to-face contact, to win votes. So, as Chandler waved his arms and leaned in to punctuate his promises to the...
  • Kerr Unveils Website (special Congressional election could set momentum going into November)

    01/10/2004 7:05:27 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies · 187+ views
    Kerr for Congress ^ | January 8, 2004 | Press Release
    Newest Campaign Ad Available for Viewing On-line Lexington - State Senator and candidate for US Congress Alice Forgy Kerr unveiled her website today. The site will contain information on Kerr’s record of leadership for Kentucky, issue positions, campaign updates, and allow visitors to sign up to volunteer or contribute to her campaign. "I am excited to get my message of improving healthcare, education and security to the people of Central Kentucky and this is one more way to do that," said Kerr. "I want to provide updated information and news about the campaign and this represents a tremendous avenue...
  • The third name in 6th District race: Bush

    12/23/2003 10:54:44 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies · 215+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | Dec. 21, 2003 | Ryan Alessi
    KERR INVOKES HIM, BUT CHANDLER CITES INDEPENDENCE When Alice Forgy Kerr, the Republican candidate for Central Kentucky's open U.S. House seat, talks about her campaign, one theme dominates: President Bush. Kerr drops Bush's name in speeches, praises his policies and, last week, told almost anyone who would listen about a congratulatory phone call he made after she won the party's nomination. Sometime before the Feb. 17 election, Bush might even make a campaign appearance on her behalf, making that his fourth in Kentucky since October. For Democratic candidate Ben Chandler, so much attention to the president might seem like trouble....
  • Kerr in Washington to raise money for high-profile race

    12/18/2003 9:42:28 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies · 197+ views
    Associated Press via Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | Dec. 18, 2003 | NANCY ZUCKERBROD
    WASHINGTON - Congressional hopeful Alice Forgy Kerr made the rounds in the nation's capital this week in an effort to get key endorsements and cash. "I'm feeling very good about the response I've been getting," Kerr said during a stop at the National Republican Congressional Committee, which recruits GOP candidates. Kerr is the Republican nominee for the Lexington-based seat that Gov. Ernie Fletcher just vacated. A state senator, Kerr is running in the special election slated to take place in February. Her opponent is Ben Chandler, the Democratic attorney general who lost to Fletcher in the governor's race. Kerr's two-day...
  • Chandler to Battle Kerr for Fletcher's House Seat

    12/16/2003 6:27:55 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 183+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 12-16-03 | Alessi, Ryan
    Chandler to battle Kerr for Fletcher's House seat By Ryan Alessi HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU Democrats selected Ben Chandler as their candidate for the 6th District congressional race yesterday, but now they must scrounge up enough money to keep pace with Republicans, who have pledged to spend "whatever it takes" to win. About 220 Democratic delegates from around the 6th District, which includes 14 Central Kentucky counties and parts of two others, selected Chandler over outgoing state Auditor Ed Hatchett and Fayette County Attorney Margaret Kannensohn. Chandler faces Republican state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr of Lexington, whom GOP delegates selected Saturday,...
  • Republicans Pick Congressional Candidate(For KY-D06)

    12/13/2003 5:53:50 PM PST · by KQQL · 18 replies · 153+ views ^ | 12/13/2003 | AP
    (Frankfort, KY, December 13, 2003, 12:25 p.m.) -- Republicans meeting today in Frankfort selected a candidate for a special election for Governor Fletcher's former congressional seat. She's state senator Alice Forgy Kerr of Lexington.She won the nomination over state representatives Stan Lee of Lexington and Lonnie Napier of Lancaster. A fourth candidate was Chuck Ellinger the second, of Lexington. It took two ballots for Kerr to get the majority needed in voting by electors from 15 of the 16 counties in the Sixth District. Democrats plan to pick a nominee on Monday. Attorney General Ben Chandler is thought by many...
  • Battle For Congressional Seat Begins

    12/11/2003 10:15:21 AM PST · by MountainPatriot · 5 replies · 181+ views
    WKYT Television ^ | 12/11/03 | WKYT News
    The battle for Congress in central Kentucky begins in earnest Thursday. Attorney General Ben Chandler is expected to announce for the Democrats at 2 o'clock at his versailles home. He's widely believed to have a virtual lock on the nomination. State Auditor Ed Hatchett is the only other Democrat offering himself as a candidate. Republicans will choose their candidate on Saturday in Frankfort. That contest features state senator Alice Forgy Kerr and state representatives Stan Lee and Lonnie Napier. Senator Mitch McConnell has already thrown his support behind Kerr. The special 6th district election to replace Ernie Fletcher who resigned...
  • GOP Warchest to Target KY's Sixth District

    12/11/2003 8:33:47 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 241+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 12-11-03 | Alessi, Ryan
    GOP war chest to target 6th District CHANDLER WOULD FACE A TIDE OF NATIONAL MONEY IF HE RUNS By Ryan Alessi HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU If Democrat Ben Chandler runs for the congressional seat vacated by Gov. Ernie Fletcher, as expected, he'll face an avalanche of national Republican money similar to the one that helped beat him in this year's governor's race. A Washington-based GOP organization has quietly pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into a special account that it established specifically to help win a special election in Kentucky's 6th District. The group is ready to transfer the cash to...
  • At Pomp's Center Stands Powerful GOP Senator {Mitch McConnell}

    12/10/2003 6:41:46 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 196+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 12-10-03 | Ryan Alessi
    At pomp's center stands powerful GOP senator By Ryan Alessi HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU Associated Press Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher and his wife Glenna dance the first dance under a spotlight during the Grand March as part of his inauguration festivities, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. FRANKFORT - "Congratulations," some said. Others offered, "Nice job," or "It's great, isn't it?" Many simply said, "Thank you." Although this was Gov. Ernie Fletcher's day, it was U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell -- like a proud papa -- quietly fielding such praise yesterday, as well as hugs and handshakes, from...
  • McConnell Supporting Candidate in GOP Primary for Congress (why is he interfering?)

    McConnell supporting Kerr in 6th District race Senator reverses stand on backing GOP candidate By AL CROSS The Courier-Journal Reversing a stand he took three weeks ago, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is supporting state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr for the Republican nomination for the 6th District congressional seat of Gov.-elect Ernie Fletcher. McConnell's chief of staff, Louisville native Billy Piper, will be Kerr's campaign manager, and two other senior McConnell staff members will join the campaign, Kerr said in a statement that quoted McConnell. In an interview before the Nov.4 election, McConnell, then the undisputed leader of the state...