The recent compromise on the Bush-era tax cuts between the President and congressional Republicans has not received a warm welcome from many Capitol Hill lawmakers, and Third District Congressman John Yarmuth is among them.
Many Republicans in Washington have come out in support of a moratorium on earmarks, but it remains to be seen if the earmarks will stop, or government spending will decline.
Third District Congressman John Yarmuth says he’s concerned about the potential for partisanship in the House of Representatives over the next two years.
Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is now in possession of vote totals in the 6th District U.S. House race, as certified by local county clerks, but the numbers still must go before the State Board of Elections.
Vote totals in Kentucky’s 6th District U.S. House race will be rechecked for accuracy next week. The recanvass is being sought by the man who appears to have lost his first bid for public office.
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.
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.
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.
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