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  • Kentucky Democrats happy to avoid contentious primary for governor as they watch the GOP horse race

    05/03/2015 12:26:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/2/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    As throngs of Kentucky Derby-goers packed Churchill Downs on Saturday, Kentucky Democrats are enjoying another race that could come down to the wire later this month: the Republican gubernatorial primary. “It’s a lot of fun,” House Speaker Greg Stumbo said of the four-way GOP primary. Gov. Steve Beshear added: “They’re having a good time it looks like among the four of them going back and forth.” This year’s race for the governorship is an oddity, with only Attorney General Jack Conway seeking the Democratic nomination among prominent contenders after a rich history of competitive primaries when that office is open....
  • Kentucky Democrat: Unseating McConnell in 2014 Will Feel Like Winning World War II

    01/17/2014 2:28:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    This rhetorical smear is heinous for so many reasons. But I'll give you one: it’s an apples to oranges comparison. If McConnell loses his job, it will be because the voters sent him packing -- peacefully. By contrast, it took the Allies an alliance with the Soviet Union of all countries to defeat the Nazis, and only after untold lives were lost and a continent laid to waste. There’s a major difference between “liberating” a state from an ostensibly evil incumbent Republican Senate, and liberating the world from “that wicked man” -- Winston Churchill’s famous moniker for the most hated...
  • Unlikely allies target McConnell's personality, campaign style

    07/28/2013 4:03:47 AM PDT · by onyx · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-28-2013 - 6:00AM | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican Matt Bevin may become unlikely allies in trying to tear down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the marquee Senate race of the upcoming cycle. Both are signaling plans to frame McConnell with similar themes, targeting his personality and "scorched earth" campaign style as much as his policy positions. The strategy reflects what his opponents believe to be his greatest vulnerability — McConnell's deep unpopularity among Kentucky voters of both parties. But it's also a strategy informed by the challenges Grimes and Bevin face in trying to defeat what many observers agree...
  • Governor's Troubles Threaten G.O.P. in Kentucky

    06/20/2006 8:50:05 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 15 replies · 735+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 20, 2006 | IAN URBINA
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — The real risk in noodling, which involves sticking your arm into a catfish nesting hole and yanking out whatever swallows your fist, is not in getting caught doing it out of season, but in reaching too far into the hole and getting snagged by spiny fins. Just consider the case of Gov. Ernie Fletcher of Kentucky. A year ago, after being accused of illegally forcing Democrats out of state Civil Service jobs and giving the jobs to political loyalists, Mr. Fletcher, a Republican, dismissed the charges as little worse than noodling in March. (Noodling is legal only...
  • Investigators search the offices of two top Fletcher aides

    05/18/2005 1:55:22 PM PDT · by BlackjackPershing · 4 replies · 647+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 5/18/2005 | Ryan Alessi
    FRANKFORT - Attorney general's investigators, armed with search warrants, confiscated boxes of documents from the Capitol offices of two key aides to Gov. Ernie Fletcher yesterday as part of a widening investigation of Transportation Cabinet hiring practices. The team of investigators targeted Richard Murgatroyd, Fletcher's deputy chief of staff who last year served as second in command of the Transportation Cabinet, and Dave Disponett, the governor's unpaid political adviser and treasurer of the state Republican Party.
  • Chandler Says He Might Run to Succeed Fletcher in U.S. House

    11/08/2003 12:46:16 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 25 replies · 186+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 11-08-03 | Wolfe, Charles, AP
    Chandler cites GOP's money edge SAYS HE MIGHT RUN TO SUCCEED FLETCHER IN THE U.S. HOUSE By Charles Wolfe ASSOCIATED PRESS FRANKFORT - Ben Chandler said yesterday that his campaign for governor was overwhelmed by Republican money and handicapped by the Democratic Party's lack of a compelling message. In addition, President Bush's visit to Kentucky generated a bigger turnout in Republican strongholds and Gov.-elect Ernie Fletcher "didn't make any serious mistakes," Chandler said. In an interview with The Associated Press, Chandler also held out the possibility of running to succeed Fletcher in the U.S. House but not for the U.S....
  • Marijuana Advocate to Run as Independent for KY Attorney General

    07/02/2003 9:38:17 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 40 replies · 341+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal | 07-02-03 | Yetter, Deborah
    Galbraith aims to enter attorney general's race -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By DEBORAH YETTER dyetter@courier-journal.com The Courier-Journal Voters seeking another option in the race for Kentucky attorney general appear to have one. Gatewood Galbraith — Lexington lawyer, marijuana advocate and three-time unsuccessful candidate for governor — filed yesterday to run as an independent candidate and said he expects to have no trouble getting the 5,000 signatures needed to get on the November ballot. Galbraith, 56, said yesterday he believes he offers a refreshing alternative to the party candidates Democrat Greg Stumbo, who faces various allegations about his personal life, and Republican Jack D....