Kentucky Republicans Seek to Block Implementation of Obamacare
Most of us view Obamacare as a national fight, but over the next few months we will have the opportunity to disrupt this travesty on a local level. Governors and state legislators can refuse to expand the Medicaid rolls as prescribed under Obamacare, pursuant to the Supreme Court’s decision. Moreover, there is no mechanism in place to prevent them from blocking the establishment of the | Read More »
What’s at Stake Today: Creating a Conservative Bench in Conservative States
Today is the calm before the storm of next week when conservatives will be involved in the marque fight of the cycle; Ted Cruz vs. David Dewhurst in Texas. Nonetheless, there are primary elections in Arkansas and Kentucky today that will provide us with a couple pickup opportunities. Arkansas-4 Blue Dog Mike Ross is headed back to the Democrat kennel, creating a prime pickup opportunity | Read More »
Paging Conservatives In Kentucky
One of the most pathetic excuses of a Republican in Congress has finally decided to go away into anonymity. Geoff Davis is retiring. Davis famously whined to the media that those awful conservatives at Heritage Action for America and other groups were “worthless,” which was more a reflection on him than them. Davis has a 63% score from Heritage Action for America. Sure conservatives can | Read More »
RS Interview: David Williams (R CAND, KY-GOV)
Kentucky Senate President Dave Williams is running for Governor of Kentucky; we had the opportunity to talk about the election today. This race has become more of interest lately with reports that individuals associated with incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear have been allegedly shaking down state employees for campaign contributions; it also came out today that political appointees have been very generous to Gov. Beshear so | Read More »
Is Gov. Steve Beshear (D, KY) extorting campaign contributions?
(Via Instapundit) That’s the rather bombshell allegation being made today; the gist is that Rodney Young (a retiring psychologist for the Department of Juvenile Justice has reported that his colleagues were the target of an attempt to extort $500 contributions to Steve Beshear’s re-election campaign, with the threat that they could lose their jobs if they did not so contribute. The major argument against this | Read More »
RedState Interview: Todd P’Pool (R CAND, KY-AG).
Todd P’Pool is the Republican nominee for Kentucky Attorney General, and he’s looking to topple incumbent Jack “Aqua Buddha” Conway this November. We talked about that, the need for Kentucky to join the fight against Obamacare (and the job-killing EPA), and a variety of other things, starting with his name: Todd’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Rand Paul’s Plans for 2011
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed Today Coffee and Markets is proud to be joined by Senator-elect Rand Paul of Kentucky. The new year will bring with it a new House and Senate, one populated with several members whose approach to the job stands to be a unique departure from politics as usual. Foremost among these is Paul, the Kentucky eye doctor who won | Read More »
Is Jack Conway Involved In an Investigation About His Brother?
Jack Conway is the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Jack Conway’s brother, Matt, was a prosecuting attorney for Jefferson County, Kentucky. Matt has been under investigation for possible drug use or drug trafficking. Louisville, KY narcotics detectives tipped off Matt Conway twice that he was under investigation. The investigation has been compromised. Matt Conway and the tow detectives who tipped him off have | Read More »
Chris Matthews brings DOOM unto Jack Conway.
Yes. That Chris Matthews. Matthews apparently did not personally approve of the way that Jack Conway smeared Rand Paul with a recent scurrilous ad, and so took the opportunity to smack Conway around for over seven minutes of pretty much relentless, aggressive interviewing. Yes, again: that Chris Matthews. As I remarked just now on Twitter, watching this was like watching Jack Conway get mauled by | Read More »
‘I will not be shaking his hand tonight…’
That will probably be the most quoted line from the Rand Paul / Jack Conway debate last night, and for good reason: it represents a rather drastic line in the sand drawn against the scurrilous and vituperative wave of attacks made by progressive Democrats desperate to keep their tottering Congressional majorities. The video: What Dr. Paul is referring to is this exceptionally offensive and cynical | Read More »
Democrats Think Jack Conway’s Desperation Has Grown “Very Dangerous”
Things must be really bad for Jack Conway. He’s gone on offense against Rand Paul with attacks that (a) reach back to college days and (b) are filled with lies. When asked about it over the weekend, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill called Conway’s tactics “very dangerous.” Conway is directly attacking Rand Paul’s faith. It’s not only very dangerous, it is also disgusting. As Senator McCaskill | Read More »
Is Jack Conway surging in Kentucky?
The last SurveyUSA poll of the Kentucky Senate race showed Republican Randal Paul running away with it from Democrat Jack Conway. However the new one tells a completely different story in its top line. When two polls by the same firm of the same race differ by that much, there has to be a story behind the story. Fortunately SurveyUSA’s detailed public reports make it | Read More »
No progress for Jack Conway
The last time Public Policy Polling hit the Kentucky Senate race, Republican Randal Paul had squandered a huge lead. Democrat Jack Conway had pulled within 7 in the Rasmussen poll back at the end of June, and he was even tied in the PPP poll of Registered Voters. PPP (this time for Daily Kos) is polling Likely Voters now, and it’s not good news for | Read More »
Jack Conway Using His Position in Kentucky to Kill Small Businesses
Jack Conway is the Democrats’ Senate nominee in Kentucky. He is also Kentucky’s Attorney General. And Conway is on a one man mission to kill a large number of small businesses in Kentucky. He’s also abusing his position to help a major Kentucky business in the process. Here’s the deal. When you pass a FedEx truck on the road, you are passing a small businessman. | Read More »
SurveyUSA: Paul well ahead in Kentucky
SurveyUSA is no fly-by-night operation in polling. They’ve been around a while, they have a reputation, and a great many newspapers seem use them to poll local House races. So we can’t dismiss their continuing series of polls which look very good for Republicans, including this new Kentucky Senate poll for the Louisville Courier-Journal with Republican Randal Paul seeming to overwhelm Democrat Jack Conway.