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State House Is Within Reach For Republicans

January 29th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Fewer than half of the 100 seats in the Kentucky House will be contested in this year’s General Election as Democrats and Republicans battle for control of the chamber. [H-L]

The polls say that President Barack Obama is at a low point, but you couldn’t tell it from the tour de force of his State of the Union speech. [HuffPo]

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway filed a complaint Tuesday in Franklin Circuit Court against a Kentucky propane gas provider for allegedly violating the state’s Consumer Protection Act, according to a release from his office. [C-J/AKN & Press Releases]

President Barack Obama on Wednesday will highlight the theme of income disparity by visiting a Maryland big-box wholesaler and a steel plant in a depressed corner of Pennsylvania a day after launching a renewed push to raise the federal minimum wage. [Reuters]

A former Carter County high school principal and basketball coach has filed a lawsuit against the school system in which he alleges he was wrongfully terminated. [Ashland Independent]

A small but significant caveat in a new agreement brokered between the Obama administration and Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft could cast a long shadow over America’s technology start-ups. [NY Times]

Here is the tea lady trying to run against Jody Richards. We can only imagine the kind of hilarity that would go down if they were forced to debate. [Click the Clicky]

A new right-wing media narrative is brandishing out-of-context statistics on inherited wealth to argue that lower-income Americans are disproportionately benefiting from inherited wealth transfers, unlike the wealthiest Americans who earn their wealth with hard work. [Media Matters]

President Barack Obama on Tuesday night hailed Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear for implementing the president’s health care law in Kentucky, praising the governor who attended as Obama’s guest. [Sam Youngman]

President Barack Obama sought during his State of the Union address Tuesday night to link his 4-year-old health care reform law to his broader agenda to address widening income inequality and promote financial security. [HuffPo]

In an effort to change the leadership of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time in almost a century, Hal Heiner announced this morning the formation of New Direction Kentucky, a political organization that will focus on House races in the 2014 election cycle. Folks involved include: Bill Bishop, Darrell Brock, Doug Cobb, Jess Correll, Larry Cox, Terry Forcht, Bob Gable, Rich Gimmel, David Jones, Sr., Hilda Legg, Todd P’Pool, Bill Stone, Alecia Webb-Edgington and Mike Whitaker. [Press Release]

There was no unified opposition at the conclusion of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Instead, four different Republicans — representing, in some ways, four different factions of the Republican party — had something to say to the nation. [TPM]

Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Health Care · Jack Conway · Jody Richards · Poverty · Steve Beshear

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Experienced door knocker // Jan 29, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Flipping the house = Republic rhetoric for raising money to protect incumbents.

  • 2 Monica // Jan 29, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Tea Party Lady running for Richardson’s seat: is that a Star Trek pin she is wearing in her official profile picture?

  • 3 madison // Jan 29, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    hadn’t heard about this group with Heiner. Jake, just wondering if this mean the names you listed are also going to support his run for governor over James Comer?