On Tuesday February 5th, Bell, Perry, Harlan and Leslie Counties will go to the polls and elect a new State Senator. Former state Rep. Scott Alexander (D) is facing state Rep. Brandon Smith (R), Smith answers to the Republican hierarchy, people like Senate President David Williams (R). Williams has no regard to our welfare and our region's prosperity, to elect Brandon Smith would be a tragedy.
Brandon Smith is knocking on Church doors saying Scott Alexander supports casino gaming. The Republican State Leadership Committee, RSLC, is running a negative ad (HERE) showing Alexander as a casino loving hack, of course the Herald Leader has not reported that and probably wont, they are clearly backing Smith. Scott Alexander wants us to choose if WE want casinos or not and Brandon Smith does not want YOU to have a choice.
Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo (D) is also urging that his constituency support Scott Alexander on Tuesday and has a wonderful ad running in the district. Rep. Rick Nelson (D) is also out campaigning for Scott Alexander in the form of a new mailer. I have received about 10 phone calls this morning about the mailer. The buzz in Harlan and Bell is growing for Scott Alexander, Smith has been very hush-hush the last few days and anticipation is growing that an all out BS attack is possible.