That's right people! The Rural Democrat has endorse fakey U.S. Senate candidate Gil Fulbright, or Hil Gulbright, or Bill Fulbright or Phillip Mamouf-Wifarts or whatever name he decides to go with on the ballot.
Well, Jack Conway is taking on the Koch Brothers and crying like a spanked ape in a forest fire because Americans for Prosperity just hired a Director for Kentucky. That is an ominous sign for what may happen as we get closer to November as the Koch Brothers may drop $10 million in the Fall to reinforce McConnell's chances.
Conway decried the possible Conservative infiltration of our glorious Commonwealth:
“I don’t think we ought to let in Kentucky state politics happen what’s happened at the federal level," said Conway. " Because people raise money for Senate campaign or House campaigns, and all of a sudden the corporate interests come in in the end and outspend what the individuals raised, and they treat the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives like it’s members are just nothing more than pawns in a larger corporate game.” SOURCE: WKU Public Radio
Well, 501(c)(4) political organizations are now legal and unless SCOTUS reverses themselves, yea right, then you might as well get used to it. I personally think its a terrible consequence of the influence of money in political campaigns. The money hasn't slowed down and the true legacy of Senator McConnell's real work in the U.S. Senate is now becoming evident. He was known as the Darth Vader of Campaign Finance Reform long before he was known as Minority Leader.
Good luck to Jack-PAC but I don't see much success in their future.
Well, we are hearing it now. Kentucky politicos and other ambitious folks are blasting the Jack Conway campaign for their overzealous fundraising activities that may, in the end, cost Alison Lundergan Grimes the November election not to mention multiple in state candidates who are having a hard time raising campaign cash.
House Speaker, and potential gubernatorial candidate, Greg Stumbo said:
"I have not ruled out running, but my priority is raising money for the Democrats who are on the ballot this year, especially my House members and Alison Lundergan Grimes. I will focus on the governor's race when we get through with these. Personal ambition should never outweigh the bigger picture," said Stumbo. Source: Courier Journal
Well that didn't take long. Jack Conway's gubernatorial campaign has just released their 1st batch of fundraising totals and it spells bad news for any other major Democratic candidates in Kentucky who may pine for the Governor's mansion in 2015. The Conway campaign is reporting a $750,000 fundraising total in just seven weeks with $700,000 on cash on hand, which is a Kentucky fundraising record. Conway's campaign is on pace to raise more than $1.5 million by December which should be viewed as the ultimate deterrent for any other potential Democratic challengers in 2015. ......
I have been following the disturbing trend in the decline of Democratic Party motor voter registration over the last 4 years. The last time I studied this disturbing trend was in 2010. Now we have enough data to weigh in on the decline of Democratic voter registration in Kentucky. Yes, it is directly associated with the policies of our President and sometimes radical (radical to Kentuckians) policies of his Progressive Administration. The war on coal is seriously undermining the Democratic stronghold in the 5th Congressional District. Voter registration totals in that one district shows Republicans trailing by only 14825 registered voters. Counties like Harlan, Perry, Pike and Floyd are the only remaining statistical strongholds for Democrats in the 5th district.
Statewide voter registration totals show over a 50% decline in new Democratic registered voters since 2008 while Republicans are closing the gap. For the first time, according to the historical records on file with the Kentucky Secretary of State's Office, the Republican Party registered more voters in Kentucky in 2013.
Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Alison Lundergan Grimes is all about coal as of late. She toured an Eastern Kentucky coal mine, is currently criticizing McConnell for wanting to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act because there is some provision for Black Lung included within the 10 million pages of Obamacare, she is also pimping coal legislation by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. and her campaign is buzzing every single coal dollar available in the Commonwealth.
I don't think we are past coal as of yet in Kentucky. Major political candidates must, yes I said must, show some reverence for the black gold or risk being outed as a loon with no political future.