Indiana Democrats Question Ellspermann’s 2008 Primary Vote

The Indiana Democratic Party is taking an early swing at state Rep. Sue Ellspermann, R-Ferdinand, who was picked as Congressman Mike Pence’s running mate on Monday. In 2010, Ellspermann’s candidacy for her state House seat was challenged after she incorrectly claimed to have voted in the 2008 GOP primary. Ellspermann later admit she voted in […]

Pence Names Freshman State Lawmaker as Running Mate

Republican Congressman Mike Pence has named freshman state Rep. Sue Ellspermann, R-Ferdinand, as his running mate in the Indiana governor’s race. The announcement was made Monday morning via e-mail to supporters and in Ellspermann’s hometown. Pence and Ellspermann plan to tour the state today and make stops in Evansville, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. If Pence […]

Rash of Violence Impacts District 1 Race

A brazen shooting in the Parkland neighborhood is having an impact on the race for the Louisville Metro Council District 1 seat in the final days of the campaign. Last week, six people were shot and three died in a spree of shootings in the west Louisville district that made national headlines. In the wake […]

Ackerson Squares Off Against Tea Party Challenger in District 18

In the Louisville Metro Council District 18 race, Republican voters will choose between incumbent Jon Ackerson and Tea Party activist Marilyn Parker in Tuesday’s primary. The race has caught local attention after the majority of GOP council members endorsed Parker over Ackerson. Council Republicans have said Ackerson has sided with council Democrats too often on […]

McConnell Scolds Obama, Urges New Debt Limit Talks

Appearing on CBS’s Face The Nation on Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urged President Obama to “become the adult” and lead the conversation on the debt and deficit reduction plans. Republican leaders used the Sunday morning shows to push for spending cuts as part of any deal to increase the national debt limit. […]

Noise & Notes Podcast: The Kentucky Primary

Though the Republican presidential race ended long before the May 22 primary, there are still some elections worth watching from the Metro Council to Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District. Locally, the even-numbered council districts are up, but the special District 1 election has gained the most attention with incumbent Attica Woodson Scott facing four strong challengers. […]

NY Times Focuses on Rogers’s Continued Pork Spending

Earmarks spearheaded by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., are catching serious scrutiny in a report by The New York Times for a small military part with a hefty price tag. Observes have commented in the past on how Rogers is known as the “Prince of Pork”, which clashes with the GOP’s austerity movement. […]

Yarmuth Disses Christie Ahead of Kentucky Visit

Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth is criticizing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as a “yes man” for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney before his visit to Kentucky. Christie is backing Romney in the fall election over President Barack Obama. He will be the keynote speaker at the Republican Party of Kentucky’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner on […]

Fischer Condemns Shootings, Will Meet With West End Leaders

Promising to meet with community leaders, Mayor Greg Fischer denounced a brazen shooting spree in west Louisville that left three dead and three others injured. The first incident happened Thursday afternoon after four people were shot at 32nd and Kentucky streets. Among the victims were Craig Bland Jr., 22, and Tyson Mimms, 24, who both […]

Opponents Pummel Scott Over King Contributions (AUDIO)

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, is defending hefty contributions from individuals outside her district, but rivals in the Democratic primary are criticizing donations from Council President Jim King, D-10, and allege he’s buying influence. Scott has raised over $20,000  in the May 22 election, which is six times more than her closet rivals. […]