Kentucky

Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth is criticizing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as a “yes man” for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney before his visit to Kentucky.

Christie is backing Romney in the fall election over President Barack Obama. He will be the keynote speaker at the Republican Party of Kentucky’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner on May 19.

Yarmuth says Christie shouldn’t bother visiting the state because voters will reject Romney’s economic policies.

From Yarmuth:

“As CEO of Bain, Mitt Romney and his partners’ first priority was personal profit, regardless of the cost to others – even when that meant shipping jobs overseas and laying off U.S. workers.

We don’t want Romney or his yes men anywhere near our businesses in Kentucky. Federal investments advanced by the Obama Administration have revitalized manufacturing and helped Ford and GE hire thousands of Kentucky workers. Romney’s economic policies wouldn’t build on that momentum – they would abandon it. [click to continue…]

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Romney Coming to Louisville for Fundraiser

by admin April 17, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be in Louisville on Thursday at a fundraiser hosted at the home of Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, several GOP volunteers and officials have confirmed. Invitations asking for various donation levels were sent out earlier this week. This will be the former Massachusetts governor’s second visit to the commonwealth […]

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Deadline for Independent Candidates Approaching

by admin March 29, 2012

The Kentucky Secretary of State’s office is reminding those seeking to run for partisan offices as independents that they must file paperwork by next Monday. Individuals must file statement-of-candidacy forms on April 2 in order to be on the ballot for the fall election. Secretary of state spokeswoman Lynn Sowards Zellen says there is no […]

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McConnell Tells Constituent Marijuana Kills

by admin March 14, 2012

In a February 14 letter to a constituent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told a fellow Kentuckian he opposes legalizing marijuana because it can lead to death. From Huffington Post: McConnell then cites a medical marijuana bill introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and raises concerns about what could happen if it became law—death. […]

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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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Ron Paul: No Federal Relief for Tornado Victims

by admin March 5, 2012

Standing by his libertarian principles, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul reiterated his opposition to the Federal Emergency Management Agency when he said victims of the deadly tornadoes that hit Kentucky should not receive federal aid. Last week, a series of storms across the South and Midwest caused injury, property damage and killed dozens, including small […]

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Romney Energy Policy Would Heavily Back Coal Industry

by admin March 5, 2012

In an editorial published in the Columbus Dispatch on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney outlined his energy policy that includes a resounding endorsement of the coal industry. Last year, if you recall, the former Massachusetts governor first visited Kentucky for a fundraiser hosted by coal company owner Joe Craft, an influential political player who […]

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Legislative Candidates Frustrated With Limbo Status

by admin February 13, 2012

Several candidates for state legislative office are decrying the partisanship in Frankfort that has put their bids in limbo. The General Assembly approved new district maps last month, but the plans faced legal challenges and were thrown out last week by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherds’ ruling. That’s caused candidates who are running in the […]

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Yarmuth Applauds Kentucky Waiver From No Child Left Behind

by admin February 9, 2012

Praising the decision, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., joined President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon for the announcement that Kentucky has been granted a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards and can move ahead with its own education reforms. The bipartisan bill was the flagship in education reform for former President George […]

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Stein Considering Options to Retain District Seat

by admin January 19, 2012

In light of a controversial redistricting plan, State Sen. Kathy Stein, D-Lexington, is weighing several options after being drawn out of her district. The Democratic-controlled House approved new legislative maps Thursday, which originated in the Republican-controlled Senate and moves Stein’s downtown Lexington district to northeastern Kentucky, leaving her without a seat for two years. The […]

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