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 [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Election 2011'
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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 [...]
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 [...]
February 1st, 2012 · No Comments
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.
February 1st, 2012 · No Comments
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
January 10th, 2012 · No Comments
You thought the Ring Road scandal in Hardin County was enough to send Joe Prather packing, didn’t you? Haha, right. While a dying newspaper in Louisville is spending every cent it’s got protecting Steve Beshear – even after the election, I’m going to spend a bit of time doing what I do best: complaining. About [...]
January 4th, 2012 · 4 Comments
Not just a rumor – Gatewood Galbraith passed away. In his sleep last night. Wow. He suffered with emphysema for quite a while but his family hasn’t yet confirmed the cause of his death. UPDATE: The State-Journal has a great gallery to help you remember Gatewood.
Tags: Election 2011
January 3rd, 2012 · No Comments
Ruh ro. For a few hours today, releases came from Secretary of State Alison Grimes’ office looking like this: Only to be changed to this a bit later: Caused several jokes to start floating around Frankfort and none of them were at Grimes’ expense. The best? Alison had to clean so much up in her [...]