Congressman Ed Whitfield

Politics
8:14 am
Thu July 17, 2014

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky Had Decade-Long Financial Tie To a Lobbyist

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield in 2013.

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 8:14 am

For more than a decade, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Kentucky,  owned a $200,000-piece of West Virginia property with a lobbyist whose clients and employers had business before him in Congress, writes R.G. Dunlop, a reporter from WFPL's Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Politics
10:44 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Hatchett Wins to Embark on 3rd Straight Showdown with Whitfield

Credit Hatchett for Congress

Charles Hatchett has won his third consecutive Democratic primary in the race for Kentucky's 1st Congressional District. Hatchett defeated 25 year-old Murray State student and employee Wesley Bolin 55.23 percent to 44.77.  

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Politics
1:14 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Would-Be Whitfield Challengers Set for KET Forum Tonight

Wesley Bolin and Charles Hatchett

Two Democrats vying for their party's nomination to run against 1st District U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield in November face off in a live forum on KET Monday night.

Wesley Bolin, a 25-year-old Murray State University student and employee, and perennial candidate Charles Hatchett of Benton are seeking the nomination.

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Politics
2:30 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Hatchett Enters Democratic Race for 1st District U.S. House

Charles Hatchett
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Marshall County real estate broker Charles Hatchett has joined the race for the Democratic nomination to oppose Republican 1st District U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield.  Hatchett filed his paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office today.  He will face Wesley Bolin of Murray in May’s Democratic primary. 

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Politics
4:23 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

25-Year-Old Democrat Seeks First District Congressional Seat

Wesley Bolin

A 25-year-old Democrat from Murray wants the chance to unseat Kentucky’s 10-term Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield in the first district. Wesley Bolin is a senior history major at Murray State, he is also employed by the university as a library assistant.  

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Politics
4:24 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Whitfield's Fight to Ease Carbon Emission Regs Moves Forward

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Legislation seeking to end what some call strict Environmental Protection Agency regulations on coal-fired power plant emissions has passed the house Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

Kentucky's first district Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield chairs the subcommittee and co-sponsored the bill with Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

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Politics
12:17 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Politico Report Questions Whitfield's Lobbying Tactics for Bill to Stop Soring Show Horses

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Kentucky 1st district Representative Ed Whitfield has introduced the “Prevent All Soring Tactics Act,” which would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bar the practice of “soring” during horse shows.

Soring is the use of blistering agents or mechanical devices that alter a horse’s gait, often on show horses like Tennessee walking horses.

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Politics
10:52 am
Mon December 16, 2013

US Representative Whitfield Files For 11th Congressional Term

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Kentucky's 1st District US Congressman Ed Whitfield has filed to run for an 11th term.  

The Hopkinsville-native filed his candidacy with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office Friday.  

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Government
9:28 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Rep. Ed Whitfield on Affordable Care Act, Gov’t Shutdown: ‘It’s Always Easy Looking in Hindsight'

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U.S. Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield says a different focus for the Republican Party may have been more effective in negotiations during the 16-day partial government shutdown earlier this month. Whitfield made his remarks in a weekend WKMS interview.

Whitfield said Republican uproar over the Affordable Care Act was understandable because, he said, the overreaching public law is riddled with problems the federal and state governments are battling. Because of that, though, Whitfield said he believes portions of the law upon which Republican scrutiny is centered will fall apart regardless of Congressional opposition.

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Politics
6:39 am
Fri October 11, 2013

KY Congressmen Look For Bipartisanship In Farm bill

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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.

They want an across-the-aisle agreement on a new long-term farm bill.

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