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  • High Qaeda Aide Retracted Claim of Link With Iraq

    07/30/2004 7:31:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies · 3,261+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 31, 2004 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    PREWAR INTELLIGENCE WASHINGTON, July 30 - A senior leader of Al Qaeda who was captured in Pakistan several months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was the main source for intelligence, since discredited, that Iraq had provided training in chemical and biological weapons to members of the organization, according to American intelligence officials. Intelligence officials say the detainee, Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, a member of Osama bin Laden's inner circle, recanted the claims sometime last year, but not before they had become the basis of statements by President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and others...
  • Cristie Kerr Rallies to End Victory Drought on LPGA Tour [Golf Ping]

    03/29/2015 7:22:56 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Staff
    Cristie Kerr ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a 7-under 65 to win the Kia Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nearly two years. Starting the final round three shots behind, Kerr was in a three-way tie for the lead at Aviara Golf Club when she pulled away from Mirim Lee and 17-year-old Lydia Ko. Her fourth straight birdie was on the 16th hole when she drove the green and two-putted from 20 feet.
  • Orlando Bloom swings a punch at Justin Bieber and the crowd goes wild!

    07/30/2014 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 46 replies
    Channel 24 ^ | 7-30-2014 | Unknown
    Orlando Bloom might just have bagged himself a lot of new fans after the Hollywood star allegedly threw a punch at pop singer, Justin Bieber. (snip) An eyewitness told TMZ that Orlando took a swing at the Biebs after which the youngster fled the scene while the crowd of bystanders cheered Bloom on.
  • Cristie Kerr widens lead heading into final round [Golf Ping]

    06/26/2010 5:22:34 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 24 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 26, 2010 | Craig Potter, staff writer
    Cristie Kerr widens lead heading into final round By Craig Potter, staff writer Messenger PostPosted Jun 26, 2010 @ 02:39 PM Last update Jun 26, 2010 @ 05:07 PM Pittsford, N.Y. —   Cristie Kerr continued her bid to be the first American to win the LPGA Championship since Juli Inkster in 2000 as the native from Miami, FL., continued to top the leaderboard after Round 3 on Saturday at Locust Hill Country Club. Kerr battled through the elements to shoot a 3-under-par 69 for a 54-hole total 203. Her 8-stroke lead after 54 holes is the largest ever in...
  • Sen. Kerry says Scott Brown supporters engaged in bullying, threats

    01/18/2010 3:39:01 PM PST · by Red Steel · 39 replies · 1,400+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 18, 2010 05:28 PM | Martin Finucane
    Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry is calling on Republican Scott Brown, who is waging a surging campaign against Democrat Martha Coakley, to curb his supporters, saying that they have engaged in "bullying and threats" in recent days and that some of them are from out-of-state. "I'm no stranger to hard fought campaigns, but what we've seen in the past few days is way over the line and reminiscent of the dangerous atmosphere of Sarah Palin's 2008 campaign rallies. This is not how democracy works in Massachusetts," Kerry said this afternoon in a statement. "Scott Brown needs to speak up and...
  • CNN Fails to Mention Retired Gay General’s Endorsement of Hillary (Author Hat-Tips FReepers)

    11/28/2007 7:38:42 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 69 replies · 232+ views ^ | 11/28/2007 | Matthew Balan
    CNN, as part of its Republican debate with YouTube, failed to mention that retired general Keith Kerr, who announced he was gay after his retirement from the Army, is a member of Hillary Clinton’s "LGBT Americans For Hillary Steering Committee." Not only did General Kerr ask the question via a YouTube video, but he was also present in the audience, and got to ask the candidates for a "straight answer" (pardon the pun). General Kerr’s, whose question came 47 minutes into the 9 pm Eastern hour the debate, is also part of the Servicemembers’ Legal Defense Network's advisory council, an...
  • Victory for Freedom of Speech at Stanford

    07/29/2009 11:22:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 726+ views
    FIRE ^ | July 24, 2009
    Stanford University’s Teacher Education Program (STEP) has finally let dissenting student-blogger Michele Kerr graduate. When Stanford tried to revoke Kerr’s admission after she voiced disagreement with “progressive” views held by STEP administrators, Kerr turned to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help. Kerr sought FIRE’s aid a second time after Stanford School of Education administrators demanded the password to her private blog and threatened to expel her for her opinions and teaching philosophy. The shameful story of Kerr’s travails is featured online in The Washington Post today by education columnist Jay Mathews. “From before even her first...
  • McCain Slams CNN Over Gay General

    12/04/2007 8:23:58 AM PST · by meandog · 57 replies · 257+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 30, 2007 | By: Newsmax Staff
    Presidential hopeful John McCain lambasted CNN for allowing a gay retired general allied with the Hillary Clinton campaign to question candidates during Wednesday’s Republican debate. “I think that should have been made public if this individual was a member of another — any other campaign, then people would, obviously, have a better way of judging the quality of the question,” an angry McCain declared on Thursday. During the debate televised by CNN, retired Gen. Keith Kerr — a national co-chair for a Clinton veterans group — asked the GOP candidates: “Why do you think that American men and women in...
  • It seems that General Gay Keith, the Clinton plant, was not in fact a Brigadier General and ...

    12/04/2007 12:20:39 AM PST · by davidosborne · 87 replies · 880+ views
    Frontpage Magazine Blog ^ | November 30, 2007 | David Horowitz
  • CNN’s Pro-Homosexual Debate Ploy Backfires

    12/01/2007 6:58:38 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 353+ views
    ‘Gay’ Ret. Brig. Gen. Keith Kerr allowed to critique Republican candidates’ answers  CNN flew in Retired Brig. Gen. Keith Kerr — a  homosexual  activist and Log Cabin Republicans member who now crusades for allowing admitted homosexuals in the U.S. military — to its GOP presidential debate Wednesday, so he could CRITIQUE the candidates’ responses to his question about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” At left is how Kerr — who calls the GOP candidates “partisanly homophobic” – appeared on video during the CNN/YouTube Republican debate.  CNN also had another Log Cabin activist ask a pro-homosexual question at the debate.   Photo: CNN/YouTube. CNN’s pro-homosexual...
  • Nobles and Knaves: CNN, the cable "news" service that disappointed Americans

    12/01/2007 12:42:04 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 33 replies · 130+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/1/07 | House Editorial
    Knave: CNN, the cable news service that disappointed Americans with its shoddy journalism at Wednesday's Republican presidential debate. By the end of the CNN/YouTube debate on Wednesday, the blogs were already abuzz with criticism. The Washington Times reported yesterday that "at least nine of the 34 questions posed via YouTube videos... came from voters who have ties to Democrats." Perhaps the most egregious of these was retired Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr, who is on the steering committee for LGBT Americans for Hillary. Although he denies being prompted by the Clinton campaign, it is questionable how his affiliation with the...
  • (Poll to FREEP) Should gay men and lesbians be allowed to serve openly in the US Military?

    11/30/2007 5:19:28 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 55 replies · 165+ views
    AOL News ^ | November 30, 2007 | the eagle has landed
    <p>WASHINGTON (Nov. 30) — Marking the 14th anniversary of legislation that allowed gay men and lesbians to serve in the military but only if they kept their orientation secret, 28 retired generals and admirals plan to release a letter on Friday urging Congress to repeal the law.</p>
  • Clinton adviser was on air at GOP debate (Old news, AP and the same old spin)

    11/30/2007 4:14:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 230+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/30/07 | Frazier Moore - ap
    NEW YORK - CNN is calling its Republican presidential debate a roaring success, despite a flap over one on-air questioner who turned out to be an adviser to Hillary Clinton. "The realty is, the questions are the heart of the debate, and the questions were great," said David Bohrman, CNN's Washington bureau chief, who produced the debate. "The answers, by and large, were great, too." Even so, CNN was caught by surprise when one participant in the open-forum event turned out to be a member of a steering committee of gays and lesbians for Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. During...
  • General Kerr Gets Schooled By Duncan Hunter

    11/30/2007 9:59:10 AM PST · by AuntB · 35 replies · 62+ views
    Red Stater ^ | Nov. 29, 2007 | Red Stater
    Here is the General Kerr / Duncan Hunter exchange in it's entirety... From CNN. Below that, are some more examples of the planted questions (and otherwise) that were knocked out of the park by Duncan Hunter in last nights CNN Youtube Republican debate including his Christmas challenge to you. Anderson Cooper: It's about attack ads. It's an interesting show starting at 11:00 East Coast time tonight. All right, let's get back to the debate. Another question from a YouTube viewer. Let's watch. Brigadier Gen. Keith Kerr (Ret.): My name's Keith Kerr, from Santa Rosa, California. I'm a retired brigadier general...
  • H-R-CNN

    11/29/2007 8:18:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 82+ views
    IBD ^ | November 29, 2007
    Media: CNN can spare us the alibis for letting Democratic operatives slip past them as questioners in this week's Republican debate. The Hillary Rodham Clinton News Network may be as dishonest as it is slanted.All it took was a Web search to figure out that the supposedly independent retired Brig. Gen. Keith Kerr, whose video question for the candidates was chosen by CNN for the GOP YouTube debate, was a co-chairman of a Clinton campaign organization. Yet after CNN's Anderson Cooper innocently announced "another question from a YouTube viewer. Let's watch," came a gravelly voice right out of George C....
  • There's More to the Keith Kerr Story

    11/29/2007 8:35:54 AM PST · by HoosierGirl25 · 74 replies · 688+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/29/2007 | Ericka Andersen
    Controversy erupted last night after Republican presidential candidates participating in the CNN/YouTube debate received a question from an undisclosed gay activist and supporter of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Retired Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr told candidates he was an “openly gay man,” member of the “California National Reserve”, and asked “why you think that American men and women in uniform are not professional enough to serve with gays and lesbians?” He did not mention that he is a member of the LGBT Americans For Hillary Steering Committee and a co-chair on Hillary Clinton's National Military Veterans group. Kerr was in the...
  • FReeper Help Needed. Anyone Know Service Background Of Brigadier General Kerr?

    11/29/2007 8:54:37 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 75 replies · 1,214+ views
    Am working on a write piece for newspaper on last night's stacked deck debate. Does anyone have any FACTUAL information on military or civilian career of Brigadier General Kerr, last night's Clinton-planted questioner? Need to know typical DD214 stuff: Time in service, commissioning source, assignments, any combat or combat area time, active duty service other than ACDUTRA, service schools completed (CGSS, War College, etc> decorations received, Branch, (Infantry, Armor, etc.) when he revealed sexual orientation, any outstanding service good or bad, civilian career, etc. Understand promotion to BG may have been honorary on retirement from Guard, not federally recognized. Any...
  • Anderson Cooper: "Campaign operatives are people too" justifying hacks posing questions at debate.

    11/29/2007 7:02:06 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 47 replies · 61+ views
    News Busters ^ | November 29, 2007 - 07:24 ET | Mark Finkelstein
    CNN's Anderson Cooper quipped in a recent interview with Townhall's Mary Katharine Ham that "campaign operatives are people too," justifying political hacks posing questions at debate forums.

    11/29/2007 12:19:13 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 32 replies · 253+ views
    Santa Rosa Democrat ^ | 11 December 2003 | Guy Kovner, Santa Rosa Democrat
    © 2003- The Press Democrat BYLINE: GUY KOVNER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT PAGE: A1 For about 30 years, Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr lived a painful, personal lie. As a gay man in the Army and the Reserves, he risked the loss of a cherished career if his sexual orientation became known. "It made you paranoid," the soft-spoken retired officer said at his home in Santa Rosa's Fountaingrove area. Kerr's double life came to an end Wednesday, when the New York Times published an interview with Kerr, another general and an admiral in which all three declared they were homosexuals....
  • Hillary plants question in Republican debate

    11/28/2007 8:31:06 PM PST · by GlennBeck08 · 227 replies · 635+ views
    Townhall Via Drudge ^ | 11/28/07 | Jonathan Garthwaite

    11/28/2007 7:18:25 PM PST · by AngryCapitalist · 145 replies · 5,938+ views
    LexisNexis | 12-11-2003 | CNN
    From CNN Transcripts -> Dated 12-11-03 GENERAL KEITH KERR ON CNN 2 YEARS AGO. A DEFINATE PLANT ---> TWO TRANSCRIPTS FOLLOW. CNNFN December 11, 2003 Thursday SHOW: THE FLIPSIDE 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time Gays In The Military: 10 Years Of Unfair Policies, CNNfn GUESTS: Keith H. Kerr, Matt Coles BYLINE: Kathleen Hays, Valerie Morris, Gerri Willis SECTION: Business LENGTH: 2596 words KATHLEEN HAYS, CNNfn ANCHOR, THE FLIPSIDE: Let's get on to our big story, this year marks 10th anniversary of the "don't ask, don't tell policy", a bill intended to permit gays and lesbians to serve in the armed...
  • DEA agents searched PETA's headquarters PETA Kills Animals: The Drug-Laced Update

    06/27/2007 6:28:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 1,079+ views
    Yesterday afternoon in Norfolk, Virginia, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported that the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a particular interest in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals . On April 18 a dozen DEA agents searched PETA's headquarters for records related to how the group uses--and trains its staff to use--controlled substances. We already know what the drugs are used for: PETA has killed over 14,000 helpless dogs and cats since it started reporting the practice in 1998. But since the animal-cruelty trial of two PETA employees closed three months ago, we have been wondering whether the feds would...
  • Republican Schulz wins special election (OK Senate - GOP Pick-up)

    05/09/2006 8:36:12 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 6 replies · 495+ views ^ | 5/9/06
    OKLAHOMA CITY Republicans picked up a seat in the state Senate today when Oklahoma Farm Bureau representative Mike Schulz beat Democrat Robbie Kerr in a special election in southwest Oklahoma. Unofficial results had Schulz with 56-point-eight percent of the vote and Kerr with the other 43-point-two percent. The two had combined to raise more than 500-thousand dollars in a campaign to replace Kerr's late husband. Senator Robert -M- Kerr died earlier this year after a long fight with cancer. The victory gives Republicans 23 seats in the 48-member house. Democrats still maintain a majority with the remaining 25 seats. Democrats...
  • Cheney Zotted up Pakistan's Nuclear Black Market

    08/10/2005 9:20:28 PM PDT · by ttsmi · 20 replies · 923+ views
    South Asia Tribune ^ | 11 Aug | Jason Leopold
    Bush, Vice President Cheney and top members of the administration reacted with shock when they found out that Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan’s top nuclear scientist, spent the past 15 years selling outlaw nations nuclear technology and equipment. So it was sort of a surprise when Bush, upon finding out about Khan’s proliferation of nuclear technology, let Pakistan off with a slap on the wrist. But it was all an act. In fact, it was actually a cover-up designed to shield Cheney because he knew about the proliferation for more than a decade and did nothing to stop it. Cheney went...
  • Dole's Purple Heart ( BARF Alert from Ark Dem Attack Dog )

    08/23/2004 11:25:16 AM PDT · by steplock · 36 replies · 1,097+ views
    email ^ | 22 Aug 2004 | DNC Attack Dog
    The following I received directly from the Arkansas dnc Attack Dog himself just a few minutes ago. (we have an ongoing email battle) < QUOTE > These people have no decency. one of Doles Purple Hearts was in his own WORDS “patched up with Mercurochrome and a purple heart.” Keep in mind that this entire swift boat strategy is to moblize the repug wing-nut constituency, and will have no effect on the undecideds. the wing nut base has been disgruntled with bush/cheney and polls indicate that at least 10% are thiniking of staying home on november 2. they are trying...
  • Kerr: Patron Saint of Campus Radicals - The Last Word

    08/06/2004 3:53:32 AM PDT · by risk · 7 replies · 424+ views
    Insight Mag - Insight on the News ^ | July 1, 2002 | Susan LM Huck
    Insight on the News - Features Issue: 7/22/02 The Last Word By Susan L.M. Huck Kerr: Patron Saint of Campus Radicals Ah, the folks they love to hate! On June 9, the San Francisco Chronicle published an eight-page report titled "Reagan, Hoover and the UC Red Scare." That UC is for the University of California at Berkeley; the reference to Reds who were swarming there is intended to elicit a sneer. The target here was Ronald Reagan. As an actor, Reagan had been a standard-issue liberal until, as president of the Screen Actors' Guild, he learned about the penetration and...
  • New York Sun: Pro-Bush Jewish Group Starts Blog-

    08/05/2004 9:29:36 AM PDT · by bestforisrael · 23 replies · 1,448+ views
    New York Sun ^ | August 5, 2004 |
    A nonpartisan Jewish group calling for the re-election of President Bush because he is "best of Israel" took its message to the internet yesterday, opening a Web site with essays and a blog documenting the presidential candidates "stark differences" over the Palestinian crisis. Jeff Stier, the New York nonprofit executive who started the site, said he got the idea during conversations with friends who said Israel was their biggest priority in electing a president. Mr. Stier says the site is designed to contrast Mr. Bush's defense of Israel with Senator Kerry's "lack of leadership and poor judgement." In recent months,...
  • 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...
  • Part Butler and Part Buddy, Aide Keeps Kerry Running (LOL!)

    04/28/2004 11:37:47 AM PDT · by EllaMinnow · 28 replies · 182+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 28, 2004 | Jodi Wilgoren
    The man who would be president takes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches — on whole wheat, strawberry jelly preferred to grape — twice a day on the campaign trail. He wears $15 reading glasses, off the rack at CVS. Before bedtime, he starts but rarely finishes movies like "Seabiscuit" and "The Blues Brothers" in his hotel suite. Come morning, he leaves $20 for the maid. Voters do not learn these tidbits about Senator John Kerry, the all-but-crowned Democratic nominee for president, from his campaign Web site, his public speeches or his television advertisements. These and other details make up the...
  • He Started It

    03/12/2004 11:42:27 AM PST · by tirednvirginia · 16 replies · 245+ views
    CNN ^ | Mar 12,2004 | John Mercurio
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Negative ads pour onto TV screens and radio airwaves in 18 battleground states this weekend. But the debate over who picked the fight, John Kerry or President Bush, spreads from coast to coast. The bottom line: Kerry picked the fight, with an ad he first aired September 3, 2003. But you wouldn't know that from listening last night to the Kerry camp and its Democratic allies, who are fast proving how quickly they'll respond to anything Bush's campaign throws their way.
  • Former Green Beret Captain's Letter To Kerry

    02/27/2004 3:58:43 AM PST · by Shane · 16 replies · 376+ views ^ | unknown | Bendell, Don
    To: John F. Kerry My wife had rotator cuff surgery earlier this year, and the recovery is terribly painful. Then, she developed a staph-epi infection, and they had to cut the same scar open and operate on her again. Just thinking about the pain and anxiety of facing that painful surgery a second time in the same wound, makes me cringe. That experience, however pales in comparison to what I am going through right now, in my heart. The old hurts are surfacing and the feelings of betrayal by fellow citizens, and their leader stirring them up, are breaking my...
  • 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...
  • Chandler Defeats Kerr By Large Margin For Congressional Seat

    02/17/2004 4:19:10 PM PST · by HostileTerritory · 3 replies · 137+ views
    Lex18 (NBC) ^ | 2/17/2004
    Democrat Ben Chandler, who lost the election for governor in November, defeated Republican Alice Forgy Kerr Tuesday for the 6th District Congressional seat given up by Gov. Ernie Fletcher. Mark Gailey, a Libertarian from Berea, also was on the ballot. With 72% of the vote counted, Chandler held a 55%-43% margin over Kerr. Chandler, a former two-term state attorney general, presented himself as a fiscal conservative - a seemingly sound strategy in a district that registers mostly Democratic but tends to vote Republican. He enjoyed an advantage in name recognition because of his previous state offices held and because his...
  • 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...
  • {Democrat} Chandler Leads {Republican} Kerr in {KY}Sixth District Race Poll

    02/12/2004 5:52:15 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 31 replies · 203+ views
    Chandler leads Kerr in Sixth District race poll Associated Press 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...
  • Riding Kentucky's political roller coaster (KY CD6 ELECTION)

    02/11/2004 7:53:54 PM PST · by KQQL · 9 replies · 139+ views ^ | Feb. 11, 2004 | Mark Murray
    Carl Forti, the communications director at the National Republican Congressional Committee, points out that Kerr began her campaign down 17 points (according to Democratic polls), and that she has been making up steady ground ever since. In fact, Forti says, the race is now within single digits. “At that point, it becomes all about turnout, and we like our chances.” Ellen Williams, the chair of the Kentucky Republican Party is also optimistic. “We feel really good about this,” she said. “We feel like she’s moving in the right direction.” Democrats say that Chandler is still leading, but some privately acknowledge...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CA: Did CTA eat Arnold's lunch -- and the kids', too?

    01/28/2004 8:25:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 165+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/28/04 | Peter Schrag
    <p>Barbara Kerr is proving that you can be president of the CTA, the muscular California Teachers Association, and a nice person at the same time.</p> <p>But in her press conference earlier this month with the equally muscular Arnold Schwarzenegger, she looked less like the primary schoolteacher she used to be and a lot more like the cat that swallowed the canary.</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...