Yarmuth defeated Todd Lally Tuesday night. In his acceptance speech, Yarmuth criticized Lally and other Republicans for trying to tie Democratic candidates to President Barack Obama and outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
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.
During an appearance Thursday on WFPL’s “State of Affairs” program, the Democrat said the federal government needs to provide more incentives to create and expand small businesses.
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.
Lally says he believes voters are worried about the growing national debt and will elect leaders next month who will take more decisive action to curb federal spending.