Yarmuth Crushing Wicker in Fundraising Totals

The latest fundraising reports from the Federal Election Commission show Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth with an immense lead over Republican challenger Brooks Wicker in Kentucky’s Third Congressional District race. Seeking a fourth term, Yarmuth raised over $80,000 in contributions during the first three months of the year and has more than $432,000 in cash on-hand. […]

Wicker Calls Yarmuth’s Gas Rebate Act ‘Snake Oil Ploy’

In a message to supporters, Republican congressional candidate Brooks Wicker dismissed Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth’s bill to end federal subsidies for oil companies and return the savings to motorists, claiming it is a “snake oil ploy” for his re-election bid. The three-term congressman unveiled the Gas Rebate Act of 2012 on Monday as a way […]

Yarmuth Co-sponsors Bill Requiring Financial Disclosure in Campaigns

Continuing his crusade against the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United case, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has co-sponsored legislation that requires full disclosure of corporate and special-interest money in elections. The high court’s decision allows corporations to spend unlimited funds either directly or through third parties and political action committees to influence elections. The […]

Wicker Alleges Congressional Redistricting Favors Yarmuth, Democrats

Frustrated with the redistricting process in Frankfort, Republican congressional candidate Brooks Wicker alleges the plan threatens the viability of the Jefferson County GOP and is calling on supporters to lobby state lawmakers. The Louisville accountant is challenging Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth, who is seeking his fourth term in office representing Kentucky’s 3rd congressional district, which […]

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’s 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 […]

Four Republicans Seek to Challenge Yarmuth

by Stephanie Crosby Four Republicans are vying for their party’s nomination to try to unseat two-term Third District Congressman John Yarmuth. The Democrat is unopposed in his party’s primary. Leading the pack in terms of fundraising is Jeff Reetz. He’s contributed $100,000 to his campaign, and raised another $70,000 or so. The 57-year-old Pizza Hut […]