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  • Political foes take aim at McConnell for CPAC rifle moment

    03/10/2014 4:34:53 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/10/2014 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell walked onto the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week holding a flintlock musket over his head has seemed to give ammunition to Democrats and McConnell’s Republican primary foe. Both U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, Kentucky’s lone Democratic Congressman, and GOP U.S. Senate challenger Matt Bevin have sought to declare the moment a gaffe. Calling McConnell’s entrance “pathetic,” Yarmuth tried to add a political and historical interpretation of the moment. “If you had a caption that you would run under that picture it would just say desperation,” Yarmuth said of McConnell. “He understandably feels like...
  • Dem Rep. Yarmuth "Cringed" At Obama Promise: "We Knew That Was Not Possible" (video)

    11/05/2013 7:29:28 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Nov 5, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    "We knew that that was not possible," Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky) said of President Obama's health care promise. "The federal government can't tell an insurance company to sell a certain policy or not. So we knew that there would be instances in which people would not keep the coverage that they had." (WHAS-TV, Louisville)
  • 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...
  • Yarmuth: U.S. Senate's failure on gun bill will lead to public backlash and stronger reforms

    04/21/2013 1:22:24 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 28 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/21/2013 | Ryan Alessi
    The collapse of efforts in the U.S. Senate to expand background checks to more gun sales will inspire a renewed effort by Americans to push for reforms, predicted Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville. “I think we’re a long way from finished on this. As a matter of fact, I think the disbelief of the American public over what happened in the Senate will almost guarantee that we get some kind of action,” Yarmuth said at the beginning of his interview with Pure Politics on Thursday night. Yarmuth said he expects the ultimate legislation will be stronger than what...
  • Soon to be the lone Democrat in Ky.'s delegation, Yarmuth to meet at White House...

    11/28/2012 10:24:52 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/28/2012 | Nick Storm
    Soon to be the lone Democrat in Ky.'s delegation, Yarmuth to meet at White House to discuss appointments U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville told Pure Politics he is meeting this week with White House officials to go over potential federal appointments in preparation for being the lone Democrat in Kentucky’s congressional delegation. The election loss of U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler of Versailles leaves Yarmuth as Kentucky’s only member of Congress in President Barack Obama’s party. That will mean he will take on more responsibility in facilitating judicial and U.S. Attorney appointments, as the Courier-Journal first reported. Yarmuth told Pure...
  • Speculation Stirs Actress Ashley Judd Could Challenge (Senate Minority Leader) McConnell

    11/08/2012 5:04:56 PM PST · by drewh · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/12 10:35 AM ET | By Daniel Strauss
    Actress Ashley Judd's name is being thrown out as a Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) listed her as a possibility. "If you had an Ashley Judd-McConnell race, I think it would be as high profile a race as Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown," Yarmuth said in an interview with the Courier-Journal of Kentucky, referring to the Massachusetts Senate candidates. Judd has been active in Democratic politics. She was a delegate at the Democratic National Committee and also taped campaign ads for President Obama. McConnell has begun gearing up for his...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Dem:Obama's Promise Stimulus Would Lower Unemployment "Stupidest Thing" Any Admin Has Ever Said

    08/26/2011 12:01:32 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 18 replies
    On August 24,2011, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky) appeared on WFPL news and lambasted the Obama Administration over the stimulus package saying the promise it would lower the unemployment rate was probably the "stupidest thing" that any administration has ever said. Yarmuth said: “I think if you asked them now they will say that was the stupidest thing that basically any administration probably ever said because that’s not something they can necessarily control."
  • Lally Ad: "Yarmuth Greatest Hits"

    10/06/2010 6:48:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    Lally for Congress via YouTube ^ | 9/25/2010 | Todd Lally for Congress
    Todd Lally: "This November's election will be critical in shaping the direction of our great nation. I believe that this race is, above all, about our core values, and I look forward to representing Kentucky's 3rd district with a message of personal and fiscal responsibility. I have the history of service and the leadership experience to bring real change to Congress, and I thank you for your continued support as we build momentum in our race to the Capitol." ... Click link to view the video (and others from his campaign)
  • Congressional Candidates Question Each Other's Character In Tight Race (Anne Northup race)

    10/20/2006 4:48:31 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies · 567+ views
    WAVE 3 ^ | October 20, 2006 | Jeff Tang
    (LOUISVILLE) -- Thursday was an intense day filled with attacks in the 3rd district Congressional race. According to Republican incumbent Anne Northup, Democrat challenger John Yarmuth lacks the ethics and trustworthiness to be a congressman. WAVE 3's Jeff Tang spoke with both candidates on a muddy day along the campaign trail. ... Northup also accused her challenger of failing to pay taxes on his employees, and said he misled voters by lying about where and how he printed campaign flyers. John Yarmuth is a congressional scandal waiting to happen. He has broken the laws all through this campaign. ... Yarmuth...