The two candidates for Louisville Metro Mayor met for another debate Thursday, this time at the Rotary Club’s weekly meeting. The candidates spent several minutes discussing the politics of independent candidate Jackie Green’s decision to endorse Democrat Greg Fischer.
The chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky has asked Attorney General Jack Conway to investigate a recent endorsement in the Louisville Mayor’s race.
Republican candidate for mayor Hal Heiner is accusing Democratic rival Greg Fischer of trading a government department for a political endorsement. Heiner’s accusations come after independent Jackie Green withdrew from the race last week to endorse Fischer.
Green previously told WFPL he would endorse Fischer if Fischer promised to, if elected, give “real power” the Metro Government Office of Sustainability and consult with the Green campaign staff before appointing a director. In a statement, Fischer says he will “consult with Green to provide significant input to help structure that office.”
For months, pundits and political observers have offered various insights into the 2010 elections. This could be a big year for the Tea Party, for mainstream Republicans, for moderates or for challengers to incumbents. But those are national predictions.
The major-party candidates for three offices will debate this week at the University of Louisville. And two of the debates will be broadcast nationally.
Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer and Republican candidate Hal Heiner both released comprehensive platform statements Thursday.
Heiner has previously stated his opposition to using tolls over one dollar to finance two new bridges and a reworked Spaghetti Junction. The mayor does not have a direct say in the Ohio River Bridges Authority’s decisions on the project. But Heiner says he would lobby the authority to keep tolls low.
Republican candidate for mayor Hal Heiner Thursday discussed his plans for improving Jefferson County Public Schools, and announced his latest endorsement. Heiner recently called for an end to the current student assignment plan in a television ad.
Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer Tuesday unveiled his plan for transparency in government. But Republican candidate Hal Heiner’s campaign says Fischer’s plan is unoriginal.