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Entries Tagged as 'Election 2011'

Did Grimes Conceal 2011 Payments To Her Father?

August 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes barely spent anything on travel and events during her 2011 campaign for Secretary of State. But she definitely paid her father a hugely discounted rent. Is there something fishy there? Maybe hidden payments to her father, Jerry Lundergan, via others? Here’s a look at some of those expenditures: 2/22/11 — Lexmark [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Election 2011 · Flashback

Geveden’s Just The Fall Guy For Beshear Mess

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

A southeastern Kentucky mayor ousted after an audit found questionable financial practices is appealing the City Council’s vote to remove him from office. [H-L] Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it’s outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. [HuffPo] Two [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2011 · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Stats · Steve Beshear · The Gays

Richie Farmer 2011 Momentary Candy Flashback

January 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

This morning we linked to the story from Tom Loftus about Richie Farmer’s sentencing. But we’ve gotta bring it up again because of this: Farmer will have one more court appearance. On Friday he is scheduled to be sentenced in Franklin Circuit Court on a state charge that he took thousands of dollars in funds [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Election 2011 · Flashback · Richie Farmer

Beshear-Lundergan Feud Harming Alison Grimes

July 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

The folks in D.C. (translation: people afraid to actually step foot in Kentucky) have written about the Beshear-Lundergan feud. Here’s a taste: In 1975 and 1977, he faced a challenge in the Democratic primary from Lundergan. Beshear won both showdowns, and went on to be elected attorney general in 1979. That same year, Lundergan was [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Election 2011 · Steve Beshear

Chickens Are The Big News In Berea Right Now

July 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Kentucky coal mine targeted by federal and state safety inspections and under pressure to pay years of overdue fines has closed. [C-J/AKN] Are these really the worst eyesores in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky? You be the judge. [WKYT] No Child Left Behind waivers have been granted to more than half of the states [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2011 · Environment · Humor · Mitch McConnell · Stats · Steve Beshear

RPK & KDRP Year-End Campaign Finance Reports

February 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments

It’s time to examine the Federal Election Commission year-end reports from the Republican Party of Kentucky and the Kentucky Democratic Republican Party. Rather than examine contributions this time, it’s best just to look at how much cash each party has on-hand in its federal account and how much it spent. RPK’s year-end report covers the [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Election 2011 · KDP · RPK

Is This Really One Of Beshear’s Top Priorities?

February 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

Yesterday, Steve Beshear tweeted this: Unfortunately, the governor skipped their gubernatorial forum because he was afraid to debate. Only Gatewood Galbraith and David Williams bothered to show up.

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Tags: Election 2011 · Flashback · Hypocrisy · Steve Beshear

The KDRP Has Another FEC Problem To Resolve

February 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

Nearly every month the Kentucky Democratic Party receives a letter from the Federal Election Commission requesting additional information for the most recent campaign finance report. It’s always the same thing – a serious lack of transparency. Naturally, December was no different. Here’s the additional information the FEC requested on January 17: 1. Itemized disbursements must [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Election 2011 · Flashback · KDP

It’s A Really Big Day For Flashbacks In Kentucky

January 31st, 2012 · 4 Comments

Bob Gunnell, who loves to tell people he “left” Peritus because they didn’t support Steve Beshear (they’re “close friends,” you know) enough, is focused on keeping a select few super-wealthy people in Louisville’s Mockingbird Valley from having to see any poor people using sidewalks. And he’s focused on trash talking the folks who support making [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2011 · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Jack Conway · KY-4 · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Steve Beshear · Taxes

This Is How Jacked Up The Dems Have Become

January 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Something the Kentucky Democratic Republican Party doesn’t want you to think about: how November brought the election of a Republican as Elliott County Judge-Executive. Carl Fannin is, based on what we can tell, the first Republican elected to county office there in more than 70 years. You may remember his opponent, Georgia Ison. She’d previously [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Election 2011 · Flashback · KDP