Moffett to Head Conservative Think Tank

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett will be named the new president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, a conservative think tank in Kentucky. The Louisville businessman was heavily backed by tea party activists during the campaign and came in second to Republican nominee David Williams in the GOP primary, but […]

Tea Party Celebrates Moffett’s Showing

Even though Tea Party-backed gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett lost the Republican primary, his supporters are celebrating. Moffett was a political novice with little name recognition, and he lacked the fundraising power of the primary winner, state Senate President David Williams. But Moffett beat Williams in the state’s two most populous counties and finished about ten […]

Williams Claims GOP Gubernatorial Nomination

Kentucky Senate President David Williams is the Republican nominee for governor in the November election. With 87 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, Williams had 47 percent of the vote. Louisville businessman Phil Moffett had 39 percent, with Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw getting 14 percent of the vote. Wiliams and running mate Richie Farmer […]

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Debate on KET Tonight

With the election almost a week away, the three Republican primary candidates running for governor will appear on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” Monday in a televised debate. Host Bill Goodman will host the discussion between state Sen. David Williams, R-Burkesville, Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw. Williams is the frontrunner in the […]

Update With Audio: Moffett Says Abortion is Murder

Losing a key pro-life endorsement to state Senate President David Williams, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett flexed his socially conservative views in a recent questionnaire sent out by the Associated Press. The Louisville businessman, who is backed by the Tea Party, didn’t pull any punches on the issues and equated abortion with murder. From the […]

Simon Skips Endorsing Candidates in GOP Governor’s Race

Conservative activist Frank Simon released a list of candidates his organization is endorsing in the upcoming primary election, but it noticeably skips giving a nod to any of the three GOP gubernatorial candidates. The voter guide provided by the Freedom Heritage Forum does support candidates in other statewide races, such as secretary of state  Republican […]

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Mountaintop Removal

The three Republican candidates for Governor of Kentucky have shown varying degrees of support for the coal mining technique commonly called mountaintop removal. Businessman Phil Moffett calls the procedure ‘mountaintop development,’ and says it creates flat land that can be used for commercial purposes. State Senate President David Williams says he will stand up to […]

Low Turnout Could Benefit Moffett, Holsclaw in GOP Primary

A closer examination of the SurveyUSA poll released in April provides a glimmer of hope for the two Republican gubernatorial candidates trailing behind state Senate President David Williams in the primary. The survey gives Williams a commanding 35-point lead over Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett, however, it quadrupled turnout when […]

God and David Adams Called Harmon to Run

While considering a bid for higher office, state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, said he asked God for a sign. The almighty sent him a political consultant, namely Tea Party guru David Adams, who recruited Harmon to join a slate with Louisville businessman Phil Moffett for the state’s number two spot. From the Lexington Herald-Leader: “I […]

Moffett Amends Finance Report

After initially showing a negative balance of $513 at the end of first quarter fundraising, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett amended his contribution records to reflect $11,361 on hand. On Wednesday, Moffett’s opponent, state Senate President David Williams, mocked the Tea Party backed candidate during a debate in Bowling Green, suggesting Moffett was unfit to […]