McConnell Met With Romney

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., met with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Washington on Wednesday, but sources are keeping the discussion quiet. From National Journal: A Senate Republican leadership aide confirmed the meeting, the first announced meeting this year between the two leading Republicans, but declined to comment further. Romney’s camp also… Continue reading McConnell Met With Romney

Council Members Defend, React to Parker’s Surprise Victory

Louisville Metro Council members are having mixed reactions to Tea Party candidate Marilyn Parker defeating Republican incumbent Jon Ackerson in the District 18 primary race. Earlier this year, a majority of GOP council members backed Parker over Ackerson after claiming the one-term city lawmaker too often sided with Democrats in key debates. On the council,… Continue reading Council Members Defend, React to Parker’s Surprise Victory

Wine Wins Commonwealth’s Attorney Race

Former Judge Thomas Wine has won the four-way Democratic primary to be Jefferson County’s newest Commonwealth’s Attorney. Wine beat out Carol Cobb, Steve Ryan and Tom Van De Rostyne by more than 2,000 votes. Because no Republican is vying for the seat, Wine is expected to be the first new attorney in the top prosecutor’s… Continue reading Wine Wins Commonwealth’s Attorney Race

Meeks Beats Tea Party Candidate in State House Primary

State Representative Reginald Meeks thumped Tea Party challenger Wendy Caswell in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Meeks carried 80 percent of the vote in the race for the state House’s 42nd District seat, which covers parts of Old Louisville, downtown and the West End. Caswell is the founder and former president of the Louisville Tea Party, who… Continue reading Meeks Beats Tea Party Candidate in State House Primary

Shanklin Overcomes Scandal to Win Primary

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin has won a chance for re-election despite a scandal involving her legislative aide being arrested and jailed dozens of times. A week before the election it was reported that Shanklin’s grandson, 28-year-old Gary Bohler, remained employed as her assistant despite multiple arrests for drug trafficking, robbery and domestic violence. It… Continue reading Shanklin Overcomes Scandal to Win Primary

Scott Easily Wins District 1 Primary

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott will likely retain her District 1 seat after winning a five-way Democratic primary battle. The council appointed Scott to the position last year to replace former Councilwoman Judy Green, who was booted from office for ethics violations. Scott beat out her four challengers with 49 percent of the vote.… Continue reading Scott Easily Wins District 1 Primary

Tea Party Candidate Defeats Incumbent Jon Ackerson In Metro Council Upset

Tea Party challenger Marilyn Parker defeated incumbent Metro Councilman Jon Ackerson in a tight Republican primary in the 18th Council District. The contest caught observers’ attention after most GOP council members endorsed Parker over Ackerson, claiming the incumbent sided with Democrats in key debates. Ackerson led most of the night Tuesday, but final counts showed… Continue reading Tea Party Candidate Defeats Incumbent Jon Ackerson In Metro Council Upset

Politico: Kentucky Fourth District Race Test for Paul

The Republican primary battle for Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District seat isn’t a national news story by any means, but observers are using the race barometer of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s power in the state. From Politico: In this comfortably Republican seat the primary to watch is on the GOP side, where tea party forces are… Continue reading Politico: Kentucky Fourth District Race Test for Paul

Yarmuth Applauds Conway for Joining Brief Against Citizens United Decision

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is commending Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway for backing the state of Montana in a case that revisits the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling. Two years ago, justices in a 5-to-4 majority rejected spending limits for corporations and labor unions within federal election law. However, the Montana Supreme… Continue reading Yarmuth Applauds Conway for Joining Brief Against Citizens United Decision

McConnell Camp Sets Forceful Tone in First Web Ad

The campaign to re-elect Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has released a strong web ad praising the Republican lawmaker for standing up against President Obama for the past four years. The 3 minute video is entitled “Refuse to be Defeated”, and documents McConnell’s opposition to the president’s agenda in a positive light. It begins… Continue reading McConnell Camp Sets Forceful Tone in First Web Ad