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Entries Tagged as 'Senate'

KET Candidate Debate Schedule Was Released!

July 24th, 2014 · No Comments

You know the drill. KET hosts candidate debates. They take place on Monday evenings at 8:00 P.M. Eastern. Whether you’re an outsider or Kentuckian, they’ll be streamed live at KET.org/live. Invited candidates & schedule: Sept. 22: U.S. House of Representatives ā€“ 2nd Congressional District Ron Leach, Democratic Party Rep. Brett Guthrie, Republican Party Oct. 6: [...]

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Tags: Congress · Senate

New Republican Ad Hits Grimes On Dishonesty

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Aside from the coal bullshit (and that’s what it is ā€” there’s no denying that it’s fear-based hype), this new Kentucky Opportunity Coalition ad hitting Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes for dishonesty is sadly spot-on: Jonathan and Jerry think you can use McConnell tactics (making crap up) to beat a Republican but you can’t. You can’t [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Senate

OH GOD THE BIGFOOT IS COMING, MEEMAWS!!1!

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Hannah Moore graduated from George Rogers Clark High School this year with all the right boxes checked off for college acceptance: a 4.0 GPA, National Honor Society member, cheerleader, and community volunteer. [H-L] Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, seemed to catch everyone off guard Wednesday when he [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Tourism · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns! · UK · Youth

Candy Barr Will Spend All Of Your Cash, Kids

July 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Seems Candy Barr is a little big nervous this year by outspending more than 400 of his colleagues when using taxpayer dollars to promote himself. U.S. Rep. Andy Barr spent more than $190,000 in taxpayer money to send mail and conduct telephone town hall meetings with constituents in his first 15 months in office, according [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Wasted Money

Is It November Yet? We’re All Ready For The End

July 17th, 2014 · No Comments

When asked by text message whether he plans to support Grimes’ campaign, Marksberry responded: “Absolutely not.” [H-L] In October of 2011, Jeromy Coots helped transport the lifeless body of his older brother out of the coal mine where they’d worked together in eastern Kentucky. Richard Coots, just 23 years old, had been crushed to death [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Humor · Iraq · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Senate · Takin yer guns! · UofL · Veterans

This Is What $719,000 Will Buy You In Kentucky

July 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Can you believe the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition is spending $719,000 on this?

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Senate · Wasted Money

Ed Marksberry Drops Out Of The Race

July 16th, 2014 · No Comments

From Ed Marksberry: Today Iā€™m announcing that I have decided to end my quest of collecting the 5000 signatures needed to have my name on the November ballot. At this time I have only half of the needed signatures (deadline is Aug, 12th) and recently my health has impeded on the energy and strength needed [...]

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Tags: Senate

Beshear Admin Panicks Over Child Death Reviews

July 15th, 2014 · No Comments

A federal appeals court is declining to stand in the way of the Obama administration’s efforts to block water pollution from mountaintop removal coal mining. [H-L] It’s pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they’ve called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Investigation · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Taxes · The Gays · Youth

Ruh Ro: Democrats Trying To Kill Hemp Again?

July 15th, 2014 · No Comments

We hear through the grapevine that Harry Reid has been tasked to poo-poo the hemp effort in Kentucky by claiming that Mitch McConnell and Jamie Comer overstepped their bounds on the legal front. That’s despite all kinds of people being involved in the effort in Washington ā€” including John Yarmuth. And in Kentucky, the effort [...]

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Tags: DSCC · Economy · Election 2015 · Rumor · Senate

Hal Rogers Is Still Askeerd Of The Furriners

July 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hal Heiner’s $4.2 million bet may be risky but no one has ever accused the man of having political sense. [H-L] As the political world grapples with how to respond to the current crisis on the nation’s border, several Republicans have begun warning fellow party members that doing nothing but opposing the president carries substantial [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · John Yarmuth · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money