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Entries Tagged as 'Campaign Finance'

Will Kentucky Take These Heroin Issues Seriously?

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Should Congress change campaign-finance law to require that donors to all political groups be fully and immediately identified? [H-L] Legal changes in the wake of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s February death of a drug overdose have dramatically expanded access to a lifesaving drug that can reverse overdoses from prescription painkillers and heroin. [HuffPo] Attorney General [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wiretapping

An Absolutely Disgusting Move In Morgan County

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley is going to prison. He pleaded guilty to swindling tornado recovery funds. THE OFFICIAL MUGSHOT Here’s a quick refresher: The Long List of Pardons [December 11, 2007] There‚Äôs Not THAT Much Hope In West Liberty [April 10, 2012] Morgan County Judge-Executive Raided By Feds [August 20, 2013] The Fun Has [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky

The U.S. Senate Race Is Officially A Slap Fight

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., has collected $1.1 million in contributions from energy interests since taking over the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power less than four years ago. [H-L] A growing anti-vaccination movement, coupled with ongoing difficulties in reaching underserved populations, is taking a global toll on efforts to eradicate infectious diseases, new data from the [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · KY-1 · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wiretapping

All Kinds Of Crazy $ In Richard Henderson’s Race

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments

We thought briefly (for a second) that Richard Henderson may not be in the fight of his political life. Boy, were we wrong. His district is being flooded with mailers like this from Hal Heiner blaming him for health care reform: CLICK TO ENLARGE CLICK TO ENLARGE And look at these gigantic ads Henderson has [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Spotted

Gays, Immigration, Feeding The Homeless, Obama

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Business seemed slow at the Fitch’s IGA Saturday. There was a single cashier on duty as shoppers strolled slowly through the well-stocked, mostly empty aisles. [H-L] With a week left before Election Day, Obama is fanning out to campaign in six states, betting that his last-minute appeals will mobilize core Democratic voters who have a [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Giving Back · Health Care · Immigration · Law Enforcement · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Steve Beshear · The Gays · Veterans

Scary: Rand Paul Really Believes He’s Presidential

October 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Way to go, R.J. All the issues you could hit him with and you make crap up. A Lexington TV station has removed a campaign ad after a Republican state Senate candidate complained the ad was false. [H-L] But in Kentucky, people like Richard Henderson are celebrated. A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats

Repeat After Us: It’s Almost Over. It’s Almost Over.

October 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nestled on a hillside above Perry County Central High School, the Hazard Health & Rehabilitation Center was unlike any home Mae Campbell ever had. [H-L] Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a plea from big money mastermind Karl Rove. [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Richard Henderson Is Spending Money Like Crazy

October 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Democratic State Rep. Richard Henderson, cockfighting enthusiast, is in the fight of his life in his district (Montgomery//Menifee/Powell area) this cycle. The following data were gleaned from his 32-day and 15-day pre-election reports. Obtained from the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. $3,518.09 on yard sign-related stuff $8,015 on staff, door-to-door activity, handing out flyers $10,046.28 [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Spotted

Rep. Will Coursey Gets Dumber By The Minute

October 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Hedge funds and other alternative investments are the only assets currently gaining value for the Kentucky Retirement Systems, however controversial they might be otherwise. [John Cheves] America has been doing income taxes wrong for more than 50 years. [HuffPo] Bullitt County Judge-Executive Melanie Roberts takes her time when speaking about her eight years in office, [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Fischer · Health Care · KDP · Poverty · Taxes · Wasted Money

Clay County Gets Back To Being The Worst…

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

A man has admitted helping to dispose of the body of a reputed informant slain in Clay County, meaning he could become a key witness against the alleged head of a large drug ring and a man charged as a paid killer. [H-L] Schools are getting better at fostering a friendly environment for LGBT students, [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · DSCC · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Gambling · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Kentucky Business · The Gays · Wiretapping · Youth