Beshear Touts More GOP Support

Governor Steve Beshear’s campaign says the list of Republicans backing the Kentucky Democrat’s re-election bid this fall is growing. On the day before Kentucky Republicans held their post-primary unity rally at GOP headquarters in Frankfort, Gov. Beshear’s campaign released the names of 70 Republicans backing his re-election bid. Among the names was former Lt. Gov.… Continue reading Beshear Touts More GOP Support

Kentucky Republicans Hold Unity Rally

In the wake of Tuesday’s primary election, around 200 Kentucky Republicans turned out for a unity rally Saturday at state GOP headquarters in Frankfort. The spotlight fell mostly on Senate President David Williams, the Republican gubernatorial nominee. After getting all of Tuesday’s winners to join him on stage, Williams launched into an attack on Gov.… Continue reading Kentucky Republicans Hold Unity Rally

Beshear Ready for Tough Battle With Williams

It’ll be Democratic Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear against Republican Senate President David Williams in the fall. Beshear had no primary opposition, but he roused a crowd of several hundred at a rally in Frankfort with a litany of his accomplishments in his first three and a half years in office. Beshear told the crowd he… Continue reading Beshear Ready for Tough Battle With Williams

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… Continue reading Tea Party Celebrates Moffett’s Showing

Audio: Beshear Explains Decision on President Obama Visit, EPA Challenge

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he did not mean to offend anyone last week when he opted to attend the Kentucky Oaks rather than travel to Fort Campbell where President Barack Obama was meeting with troops, including the Navy SEALS who killed Osama bin Laden. Beshear says by the time he heard the president was… Continue reading Audio: Beshear Explains Decision on President Obama Visit, EPA Challenge

Daniels Signs Anti-Abortion Bill

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has signed a bill that makes his state the first to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. The measure also further restricts abortions in the state, and Planned Parenthood of Indiana has promised to challenge the law in court, first by seeking a temporary restraining order and injunction against it. That… Continue reading Daniels Signs Anti-Abortion Bill

Frankfort Prison to Become State Police Training Academy

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has decided to close a minimum security prison and make it a training academy for Kentucky State Police. Beshear says the state no longer needs the Frankfort Career Development Center, which houses 205 low-risk inmates. “Our inmate population has dropped, more than 1600 inmates, between February 15, 2008 and April 20… Continue reading Frankfort Prison to Become State Police Training Academy

Pence Expected to Announce Gubernatorial Bid

Indiana Representative Mike Pence is expected to declare his candidacy for Governor of Indiana tomorrow. The Tea Party favorite will likely make the announcement in a morning conference call. A number of factors have pointed to a Pence gubernatorial campaign. His likely chief rival, former Democratic Governor and Senator Evan Bayh recently declined to run.… Continue reading Pence Expected to Announce Gubernatorial Bid

Daniels Says He “Owes People an Answer” on Presidential Bid

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says he still hasn’t made up his mind about running for President, but he continues to discuss the possibility. Today on Fox News, Daniels admitted that he talked with former President George W. Bush (also Daniels’s former boss) about a 2012 campaign. From Politico: “Would I like to [run]? No,” Daniels… Continue reading Daniels Says He “Owes People an Answer” on Presidential Bid

Pence Postpones Announcement on Possible Gubernatorial Bid

Indiana Congressman Mike Pence is expected to announce this week whether he’ll run for governor next year. The 6th District Republican was previously rumored to be considering a bid for president, but decided against it in January. He was expected to announce his plans for 2012 today, but decided against it after learning about the… Continue reading Pence Postpones Announcement on Possible Gubernatorial Bid