Lally says he called Yarmuth and thanked him for not giving in to negative campaigning. He also told supporters that he will run for office again at some point in the future.
Incumbent Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth and Republican challenger Todd Lally discussed several issues, including jobs, the economy and the Ohio River Bridges Project.
Some national polls this election season have shown a sizeable enthusiasm gap. Democrats in many areas are less excited about voting than Republicans, and a high conservative turnout will likely push many GOP candidates to victory. But lately, some Democratic candidates have begun using the potential for Republican victory to rally the party faithful.
The poll was conducted for WHAS-11 and the Courier-Journal between last Thursday and Monday. It gives Yarmuth fifty percent of the vote compared to Lally’s 46 percent, with a 4.1 percent margin of error.
Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth and Republican challenger Todd Lally fielded questions about the health care overhaul law, the federal budget and other issues.
The candidates mixed it up on issues such as the war in Afghanistan, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the health care overhaul legislation, the federal stimulus package and term limits.
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.
Napolitano stopped in Lexington and Louisville Thursday. In Louisville, she talked with elected officials and first responders about federal aid and programs to fight crime, terrorism and illegal immigration.
In the Third District Congressional race, the poll numbers are mixed and don’t seem helpful: September’s Courier-Journal/WHAS11 Bluegrass poll found 45% of likely voters would cast their ballots for Todd Lally, 47% for incumbent John Yarmuth, percent. More recently, a CN2 Politics poll showed Yarmuth leading 53% to Lally’s 30%, and each side has now launched their first television ads. Whether you’ve already made up your mind or are still doing your research, join us this Thursday when Candidate Todd Lally talks about his platform and takes your questions. Listen to the Show
The six million dollar federal grant comes from the Community Oriented Policing Services program and will fund the positions for three years. After that, it’s up to the next mayor to find the money to keep the officers on board.