Yarmuth Files for Re-Election

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., began his re-election campaign Monday by filing his paperwork with the secretary of state‚Äôs office. Elected to Congress in 2006, Yarmuth was part of a wave election that saw Republicans lose control of the House but Democratic control was lost in 2010. The party will need to recapture 25 seats […]

Yarmuth Anticipates More Washington Gridlock

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., predicts the New Year will bring more partisanship to Congress as the presidential election heats up. Last year, Congress faced a possible government shutdown and a contentious debate to extend the payroll tax cuts among several other partisan debates. For most of the year the Republican-controlled House clashed with the […]

King Vying for Second Consecutive Term as Council President

Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, is lining up to serve a second consecutive term as leader of the city legislature. The 17-member Democratic caucus endorsed King last month and will likely remain united in selecting a president. No council Republican has shown interest in the position and no GOP member has been president […]

Members of Commission on Presidential Debates Visit Centre, EKU

Eastern Kentucky University and Centre College in Kentucky have both been visited by members of the Commission on Presidential Debates. The two institutions both applied to host debates in next year’s presidential race. Officials with the schools confirmed today that members of the commission visited both campuses to tour potential venues. At EKU, the venue […]

Daniels Will Not Run for President

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Daniels announced his decision Sunday in a midnight message to supporters. “I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,” he wrote. “The interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed […]

Obama Talked With Daniels Before Indianapolis Speech

President Barack Obama talked with a potential political rival Friday. Mr. Obama and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels chatted for several minutes when the president arrived in Indianapolis to give a speech on energy policy. Daniels is considering seeking the GOP nomination for president, and his decision whether to run is expected soon. He did not […]

President Obama’s Indiana Visit Given New Meaning

What was originally planned as a routine presidential visit to Indianapolis tomorrow has gained new meaning. President Barack Obama originally planned to discuss energy policy at Allison Transmission earlier this year. But the trip was postponed so the president could stay in Washington during budget negotiations. Now Mr. Obama will appear in Indiana as speculation […]

Pence Expected to Announce Gubernatorial Bid

Indiana Representative Mike Pence is expected to declare his candidacy for Governor of Indiana tomorrow. The Tea Party favorite will likely make the announcement in a morning conference call. A number of factors have pointed to a Pence gubernatorial campaign. His likely chief rival, former Democratic Governor and Senator Evan Bayh recently declined to run. […]

Daniels Takes Center Stage in National Coverage

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels continues to gain attention as he mulls a presidential bid. This morning, he appeared on Fox News, saying he discussed a 2012 run with former President George W. Bush, whom Daniels worked for at the beginning of the decade. Later, Daniels was profiled on All Things Considered. If he runs for […]