Brett Guthrie en Leach on Congressional Campaign, Minimum Wage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The man hoping to be the first Democrat to represent Kentucky’s second U.S. House seat since 1994&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says he decided to run for Congress while overseas. Ron Leach is a retired Army major and former&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">special forces medic who lives in Meade County.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:30:56 +0000 Kevin Willis 39978 at Leach on Congressional Campaign, Minimum Wage Kentucky Rep. Brett Guthrie Sponsors Legislation to Repeal ACA <p>Kentucky's Second District Congressman believes the problems with the rollout of Obamacare make it more likely major changes will be made to the law.</p><p>Bowling Green Republican Brett Guthrie is sponsoring a ten-point bill that includes the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Speaking today to a gathering of area business leaders, Guthrie said while a repeal isn't likely, the public is getting a glimpse of the problems related to greater government involvement in health care.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:44:08 +0000 Kevin Willis (WKU) 36805 at Kentucky Rep. Brett Guthrie Sponsors Legislation to Repeal ACA KY Congressmen Look For Bipartisanship In Farm bill <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Kentucky Representatives Ed Whitfield, Andy Barr and Brett Guthrie are calling on House Speaker John Boehner to assign farm bill conferees from the House of Representatives to meet with Senate conferees.</p><p>They want an across-the-aisle agreement on a new long-term farm bill. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:39:32 +0000 John Walker 35637 at KY Congressmen Look For Bipartisanship In Farm bill Congressman Brett Guthrie Announces Re-Election, Bypassing Governor's Race <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><p>Kentucky Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie announced he is running for re-election next year, but made it clear he is bypassing a bid for governor in 2015.<p>Guthrie is a Republican from Bowling Green who has represented the district covering parts of western and central Kentucky since January 2009.<p>"We are fighting in Washington to balance the federal budget, to cut wasteful spending, and to create an environment where small businesses can create good paying jobs," he says. "My work in Congress is all about providing opportunity. I am passionate about improving the economy, cultivating educational opportunity for people of all ages, and getting our nation’s finances under control."<p>The GOP lawmaker was a top contender for the party's nomination in the 2015 gubernatorial contest. But Guthrie clarified he is not interested in statewide office and will keep his full attention on representing the state in Washington.<p>"I am not running for any state office in 2015, although I was humbled by the number of people who asked me to run for governor," he says. "I went to Washington solve big problems and to leave a better America behind for the next generation. I’ve spent every day doing that and I feel that my time and energy is best spent on solving the big financial and economic problems we face as a nation."<p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:14:41 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 33126 at Meade County Democrat Eyes Seat Held by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green <p>A Meade County Democrat with nearly 30 years of military experience is entering Kentucky's Second District Congressional campaign.</p><p>Retired U.S. Army Major Ron Leach wants to win the seat currently held by Bowling Green Republican Brett Guthrie. Leach told WKU Public Radio he believes the majority of Kentuckians are "being left behind" by a Congress more interested in partisanship than solving problems.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:30:46 +0000 Kevin Willis (KPR) 32875 at Meade County Democrat Eyes Seat Held by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green