Could the fix be in for the 30th State Senate district’s special election? That’s what Democrats in southeastern Kentucky are alleging.
Turns out just four Democrats will select the Party’s nominee for Senate and no one is happy about it.
And now the party’s nominee selection process is under fire, as some — including one of the potential candidates — are complaining that it allows just four people to make the decision.
But Noe and Harlan County Democratic Party Chairman Nancy Brock claim the selection process puts Noe at a disadvantage. And Brock said Beshear and Mongiardo are exerting influence to affect the process in Alexander’s favor.
“It’s coming from Frankfort,” Brock said last night. “Dr. Mongiardo has called people in our area asking them to vote for Scott Alexander…
Glass declined to directly address any accusations that Beshear has intervened in the process, saying only: “I’m sure that all potential candidates and supporters are contacting people on the committee. That’s how the process works.”
With Vicki Glass’ non-denial denials how can anyone be certain? Definitely does the Beshear Administration no favors when the press can so easily write stories like this.
While Beshear and Mongiardo are absolutely within their rights to exert influence on the election, might we suggest a little politicking that doesn’t rub people the wrong way? Ticking people off isn’t exactly the best way to get things started for the next four years.