A Republican group tasked with winning state-level races across the U.S. has its sights set on Kentucky.
The Republican State Leadership Committee is an independent Republican political action committee that has established itself as a major factor in state legislative races.
The group has been involved in Kentucky legislative races off and on for several years. But with House Republicans making a strong push to win Kentucky's lower chamber, the committee is once again taking a long look at the Commonwealth.
Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson's assertion that the Fancy Farm picnic is no longer a relevant political event has inspired a growing backlash.
In remarks reported by CN2, Abramson dismissed the picnic, saying it's too rowdy. But Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who emceed this year's event, says when statewide officials skip the picnic, as Abramson did this year, it hurts the church and community that put the event on.
"Fancy Farm just isn’t about politics, it’s a church charity event and it’s a huge economic draw for people in Western Kentucky,” Comer says.
The Calloway County Republicans open their party headquarters tonight in Murray, effectively beginning the GOP's local campaign. State Senate Candidate Stan Humphries and 5th District House Candidate Kenny Imes will be on hand to drum up support for their races. The headquarters is at 800 Chestnut Street. The Calloway County Democratic Party will open their headquarters after Labor Day.
Kentucky’s Junior Senator Rand Paul didn’t speak at last weekend’s Fancy Farm Picnic, but it didn’t stop him from making headlines this past week. Paul has been invited to speak at this year’s Republican National Convention he’s also been rumored to be a potential VP running mate for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Paul sheds some light on those rumors and discusses his selection for the RNC in an interview with Kentucky Public Radio’s Kevin Willis.
Today on NPR: The U.S. government has been tightening the screws on Americans who hide money in offshore accounts, putting pressure on overseas banks, and joining forces with European and Japanese regulators.