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Entries from January 2008

LEO Follows up With Heather Ryan

January 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

LEO’s Stephen George (who consistently goes the distance in the name of journalism– not just politically) went a little further than most mainstream press outlets in Kentucky in telling the story of Heather Ryan, the young mother who claims she was fired after confronting Senator Mitch McConnell at a Paducah commercial taping. More on Ryan [...]

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Tags: Embarrassing · Hypocrisy · Journalism · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell

Kentucky AARP Members Get Testy

January 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

Diane Brumback has a great story about 200 Kentucky AARP members standing up to the governor and his staff. The group claims Steve Beshear turned his back on them and their fire was fueled with high-level staff accusations of heckling. Seems like there was a lot of confusion coupled with misunderstanding. For the most part [...]

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Tags: Economy · Frustration · Steve Beshear

Thieneman Felt “Heavy Pressure” from Mitch

January 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Saying he was now ready to “fight a different fight,” Chris Thieneman said today that he felt that we was under “heavy pressure” to back out of his run for the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District. Thieneman told me that “someone in Mitch McConnell’s inner circle” told him that the Senator had made [...]

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Tags: Anne Northup · Chris Thieneman · Congress · John Yarmuth

Scott Alexander Ad by Way of TRD

January 31st, 2008 · 8 Comments

Thanks to Shackleford we bring you Scott Alexander’s ad about Senate President David Williams. Thoughts?

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Tags: David Williams · Eastern Kentucky · Special Election

BREAKING: Thieneman Drops out, Endorses Yarmuth

January 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments

It’s true, folks. Chris Thieneman just announced via the Francene show on 84WHAS radio that he is dropping out of the Congressional race and endorsing John Yarmuth. Stay tuned to this developing story. UPDATE @ 11:30: Joe Gerth has more on the story. Developer Chris Thieneman said this morning that he is dropping out of [...]

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Tags: Anne Northup · Congress · John Yarmuth

Democratic Establishment Steps In It

January 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Because Bruce Lunsford says he’s not going to spend his millions on the U.S. Senate race. That’s what he says, anyway. Also unlike Lunsford’s past races, he is unlikely to pump millions of dollars into his own campaign. He spent $8 million in 2003 — a race against Chandler that got so contentious that Lunsford [...]

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Tags: Andrew Horne · Ben Chandler · Bruce Lunsford · Campaign Finance · DSCC · Greg Fischer · John Yarmuth · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Steve Beshear

Oh Snap. Almost Groundhog Day Update.

January 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Mike Weaver, failed candidate for congress and state treasurer, has filed for his old State House seat. Mark Hebert reports that Weaver says he’s running for state office again because he’s too old to serve in the military. If Weaver has a gay campaign manager this time, will he allow him to produce weird gay-baiting/gay-hating [...]

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Tags: Andrew Horne · Bruce Lunsford · Campaign Finance · David Williams · Greg Fischer · Hypocrisy · KY-2 · Mitch McConnell · The Gays

Kentucky Legislature: Backward and Ignorant

January 30th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Another scary gay post! Jake is spreading the gay all over the place. Please send all death threats directly to him. Clutter in the tips@ address inbox is no good. In one of the most stupid moves by the Kentucky legislature in our lifetimes, the Senate voted in favor (30-5) of SB 112 that bans [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Embarrassing · FEAR! · The Gays

Not the Bold Leadership We Ordered

January 30th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Gov. Steve Beshear‘s budget address may have been a wake-up call for those who didn’t think things were as bad as they seemed. For others, it may have been a realization that the bold leadership Beshear campaigned on was nothing but campaign rhetoric. There will be a $165 million cut in spending next year, and [...]

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Tags: Budget · Economy · Education · Steve Beshear · Taxes

Greg Fischer’s Money No Longer Matters

January 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

With yesterday’s entrance of Bruce Lunsford into the U.S. Senate race, wealthy Louisville businessman Greg Fischer becomes less significant as a self-funding candidate. Fischer, who has postured that he could push $2 million into his campaign, has no financial ability to compete with Lunsford. With the lack of his financial influence, Greg Fischer becomes just [...]

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Tags: Andrew Horne · Bruce Lunsford · Campaign Finance · George W. Bush · Greg Fischer · Senate