Congressman Ben Chandler

An outside Republican group is backing the long shot candidate in tomorrow’s Sixth Congressional District Republican Primary.

Patrick Kelly is running against Andy Barr. Barr won the 2010 GOP primary, and is expected to win this year as well.

But today, Kelly picked up a last-minute endorsement from the Republican Liberty Caucus, a Texas group that has endorsed in other Kentucky races this year.

The nod is unlikely to tip the race in Kelly’s favor, and caucus chairman Dave Nalle says the endorsement is largely symbolic.

“But I think Kelly has good issue positions, and that maybe him appealing as someone to put up there just to make a point, if nothing else. I would love it if he won this race, I can’t think he’s necessarily going to win this race but I think in the future he’s going to be a guy you see again,” Nalle says. [click to continue…]

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Federal Delegation Catches Basketball Fever

by admin March 28, 2012

The upcoming battle in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four between the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats has made its way to Washington, with members of the federal delegation marking the contest. Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Saturday’s game proves the commonwealth is the best college basketball state in […]

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Kentucky Federal Delegation Supports Disaster Declaration

by admin March 5, 2012

Following Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators, the six members of the state’s House delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama supporting Gov. Steve Beshear’s request for a federal disaster declaration. An outbreak of storms and tornadoes last week caused damage to several Kentucky towns and Beshear has asked the president to provide the state with […]

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NRCC Elevates Barr to ‘Young Guns’ Program

by admin February 7, 2012

The National Republican Congressional Committee has raised the profile of Kentucky 6th congressional district race by elevating GOP challenger Andy Barr, who is hoping to face Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler again this fall. Despite two other Republicans being in the GOP primary, the NRCC highlighted Barr’s benchmarks as their reason for elevating his candidacy. In […]

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Area Lawmakers React to State of the Union Address

by admin January 24, 2012

Several lawmakers from the region have responded to President Obama’s annual State of the Union address, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who earlier criticized the speech before it was delivered. The responses follow the official GOP reaction from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and an unofficial one from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who […]

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Barr Blasts House Redistricting Plan

by admin January 10, 2012

Republican congressional candidate Andy Barr is criticizing Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, over the a redistricting plan that passed the lower chamber Tuesday. The GOP challenger is running against U.S. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., in a rematch from 2010, where the Lexington attorney lost by razor-thin margin of less than 700 votes. Barr says the […]

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NRCC Challenges Chandler to Support Balanced Budget Amendment

by admin November 8, 2011

Putting political pressure on U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., the National Republican Congressional Committee is challenging the central Kentucky lawmaker to support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The new rule would require the federal budget be balanced and that the government cannot spend more than projected receipts and expenditures. The Republican-controlled House […]

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Kentucky Lawmakers Praise Medal of Honor Recipient

by admin September 15, 2011

Kentucky native Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor from President Obama Thursday, becoming the first living Marine to receive the award in four decades. Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama thanked Meyer and other members of his unit for their service in Afghanistan. “You did your duty above and […]

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NRCC Blames Credit Downgrade on Chandler “Spending Spree”

by admin August 10, 2011

Highlighting the importance of the state’s 6th congressional district in the 2012 election, the National Republican Congressional Committee has launched a series of robo-calls against U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., telling voters the congressman should get serious about reining in reckless spending. The 30-second calls being sent across central Kentucky blame “Chandler and his fellow […]

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DCCC Targets Barr for “Accountability August” Campaign

by admin August 9, 2011

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee continued to underscore Republican congressional candidate Andy Barr’s support for the Ryan budget plan in a new radio ad that began airing Monday. Barr is challenging Congressman Ben Chandler, D-Ky., in a rematch from 2010, where he came within less than 700 votes of unseating the incumbent last fall. In […]

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