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Daniels Will Not Run for President

by Gabe Bullard on May 22, 2011

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

Daniels announced his decision Sunday in a midnight message to supporters.

“I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,” he wrote. “The interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed you, I will always be sorry.”

Daniels further elaborated on his decision to the Indianapolis Star, saying “On matters affecting us all, our family constitution gives a veto to the women’s caucus, and there is no override provision. Simply put, I find myself caught between two duties. I love my country; I love my family more.” [click to continue…]

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Johnson Declares Victory

by Gabe Bullard May 17, 2011

The Republican nominee for the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office has already begun his general election campaign. Bill Johnson narrowly defeated Hilda Legg to win the nomination, and he says his Tea Party endorsement and appeal to mainstream Republicans will make him a formidable opponent against Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes. In his victory speech, […]

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Indiana Democrats Hope to Delay Redistricting Plan

by Gabe Bullard April 12, 2011

Democrats in the Indiana House say they want action on a Republican-led redistricting plan delayed so they can continue studying the proposal. GOP lawmakers, who control the legislature, released their proposal for new districts for the state’s congressional and legislative districts this week and scheduled a committee hearing on the plan for Wednesday. The districts […]

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Rick Scott in the Spotlight

by Gabe Bullard March 22, 2011

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s name has been thrown around Kentucky for several weeks. Scott’s attempt to stop a prescription drug tracking system has prompted state, federal and city officials to reach out to the Floridian leader and encourage him to reconsider the cut.

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McConnell Says GOP Doesn’t “Intend To Make Any Bad Deals”

by Tony McVeigh February 14, 2011

McConnell says Republicans still don’t control government, and they’re prepared to do business with Mr. Obama “to the extent that the president wants to do what we think is right for America.”

“We’re not going to use the next election as an excuse not to do important things for the country if the president’s willing to do what we think ought to be done,” said McConnell. “Interpret that to mean, we don’t intend to make any bad deals.”

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Yarmuth Looks To Protect Legislative Victories From Repeal

by Gabe Bullard January 5, 2011

Yarmuth says he’s been pleased with new Republican Speaker John Boehner’s nods to bipartisanship, but he’s not sure whether that will pan out over the next two years. While Yarmuth has his concerns about GOP’s plans for the upcoming session, he says the party may have difficulty reigning in newly-elected representatives.

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GOP To Have Smallest Caucus Yet In Metro Council

by Gabe Bullard January 3, 2011

The minority caucus has nine members. The Democratic majority has 17. Republican Ken Fleming says he doesn’t think his party will be marginalized, and the caucus will continue to work across the aisle on key issues, including government transparency.

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Paul, Grayson, McConnell Attend Unity Rally

by Gabe Bullard May 22, 2010

A Republican Party of Kentucky unity rally in Frankfort Saturday drew several hundred of the party faithful, and a small group of protestors.

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Next Louisville: Republican Candidates Prepare For Final Primary Push

by Gabe Bullard May 10, 2010

In eight days, Republican voters in Jefferson County will choose a nominee who’s hoping to become Louisville’s first GOP mayor in decades.

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Post Primary: Indiana GOP Looking for Gains in November

by ekramer May 6, 2010

Now, that the Indiana primary races are over, parties and candidates are starting to focus their attention on November’s general election. A majority of politically experienced Republicans were winners in races where they faced those who were connected to or had support from the Tea Party movement. Now, Republicans are looking to gain seats in […]

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