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Those who are kingmakers are vastly overestimating how important money is anymore. I can't remember whose column I read recently; I don't want to sound as if the idea is mine. But the point the columnist made, and they used examples like Ron Paul, who raised a lot of money, McCain who was out of it, Huckabee who never had much and is making something of a splash and others, was this. There is an over-emphasis on fund raising ability and/or having it already on the part of those entrenched in the political apparatus. So I can well understand why the KDP would rather have some worn-out candidate with a lot of money than an attractive candidate with some ideas and a record of service which might appeal to the average folks. There are a lot more people like Horne than there are like Lunsford, I hate to tell the powers that be. Or who aspire to be like Horne.

Don't blame Beshear. If Beshear can make or break Horne ,then Horne was not the right man. Horne discovered he could not win. End of story, move on

I hope Andrew Horne will keep active in the progressive cause and in the Democratic Party.

Lunsford is sacrificed for McConnell, when you are the most powerful republican senator in the nation, you can obtain a free pass. The secret is no one in the know wanted McConnell beat, he is good for Kentucky or so they think.
luallen = passed
stumbo = passed
chandler = passed
mongiardo = passed
horne = eliminated
lunsford = sacrificed

Now we see what McConnell delivers. Could it be the state senate?

To tell you the truth, most Republicans laughed at Horne as a candidate. Single-issue, hardly known outside of Louisville, backed mostly by far-left loons and seemed to be the favorite of said far-left loons because he LOST the only other political race he ever ran.

McConnell may beat Lunsford, but he would have absolutely KILLED Horne.

Horne was clean and if the money would have flowed, he would have gave McConnell a run and everyone that knows anything knows that. Horne had support from the whole spectrum of dems and that is rare, a true unifier. Horne scared Republicans to death, thats why they can not shut up about him.

Dont mean shit now. Tuck tail and ran when big mac started on that ass. Ever heard a little dog running from a big one, yep yep yep yep yep. Your boy was trash as a candidate, might be a good guy, might like to go fishing with him, but a big zero as a candidate.

I'm seldom right about such things, but I just don't think McConnell is going to lose to anyone. He's the most powerful Senator, and he's ours. I can't stand Bush, and yes, McConnell is aligned with him. But I'll have to see someone with some real politcal convictions before I support them. Not someone who runs for everything coming and going simply because they can afford to. I'm just not that doctrinaire. That won't be a popular statement, but that's how I see it.

We really need to Ditch Mitch this fall. "Mitch" McConnell has a pretty sorry voting record on labor issues:


2007 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 8 percent in 2007.

2006 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 13 percent in 2006.

2006 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 0 percent in 2006.

2006 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 12 percent in 2006.

2006 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 20 percent in 2006.

2006 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors 50 percent in 2006.

2006 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 19 percent in 2006.

2006 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Transportation Communications Union 12 percent in 2006.

2006 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 8 percent in 2006.

2005-2006 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 25 percent in 2005-2006.

2005 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 7 percent in 2005.

2005 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of Government Employees 0 percent in 2005.

2005 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 0 percent in 2005.

2005 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 0 percent in 2005.

2005 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 0 percent in 2005.

2005 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors 100 percent in 2005.

2005 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 0 percent in 2005.

2005 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Transportation Communications Union 0 percent in 2005.

2005 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 7 percent in 2005.

2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 8 percent in 2004.

2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Postal Workers Union 8 percent in 2004.

2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Communications Workers of America 0 percent in 2004.

2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 17 percent in 2004.

2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 0 percent in 2004.

2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 0 percent in 2004.

2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Transportation Communications Union 0 percent in 2004.

2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 0 percent in 2004.

2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Workplace Fairness 0 percent in 2004.

2003-2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of Government Employees 0 percent in 2003-2004.

2003-2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 0 percent in 2003-2004.

2003-2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Int 23 percent in 2003-2004.

2003-2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 7 percent in 2003-2004.

2003-2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the National Association for the Self-Employed 100 percent in 2003-2004.

2003 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 0 percent in 2003.

2003 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 0 percent in 2003.

2003 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Communications Workers of America 0 percent in 2003.

2003 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 0 percent in 2003.

2003 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 14 percent in 2003.

2003 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 9 percent in 2003.

2003 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 8 percent in 2003.

2003 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Transportation Communications Union 0 percent in 2003.

2003 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 17 percent in 2003.Those who supported or provided other assistance in connection with a UAW organizing drive are given an extra 10% bonus.

2003 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Workplace Fairness 0 percent in 2003.

2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 23 percent in 2002.

2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of Government Employees 0 percent in 2002.

2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 13 percent in 2002.

2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Communications Workers of America 0 percent in 2002.

2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 0 percent in 2002.

2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 50 percent in 2002.

2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association 50 percent in 2002.

2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 10 percent in 2002.

2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Transportation Communications Union 0 percent in 2002.

2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 8 percent in 2002.

2001-2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Postal Workers Union 0 percent in 2001-2002.

2001-2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 17 percent in 2001-2002.

2001-2002 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the National Association for the Self-Employed 100 percent in 2001-2002.

2001 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 6 percent in 2001.

2001 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Benefits Council 71 percent in 2001.

2001 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of Government Employees 7 percent in 2001.

2001 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 0 percent in 2001.

2001 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 12 percent in 2001.

2001 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 40 percent in 2001.

2001 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 0 percent in 2001.

2001 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Transportation Communications Union 0 percent in 2001.

2001 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 0 percent in 2001.

2001 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Food & Commercial Workers 0 percent in 2001.

2000 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 0 percent in 2000.

2000 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of Government Employees 8 percent in 2000.

2000 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 0 percent in 2000.

2000 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Communications Workers of America 0 percent in 2000.

2000 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 0 percent in 2000.

2000 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 0 percent in 2000.

2000 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 0 percent in 2000.

2000 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 0 percent in 2000.

1999-2000 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Association of Fire Fighters 0 percent in 1999-2000.

1999 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 0 percent in 1999.

1999 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of Government Employees 9 percent in 1999.

1999 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 0 percent in 1999.

1999 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Communications Workers of America 0 percent in 1999.

1999 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 0 percent in 1999.

1999 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Transportation Communications Union 0 percent in 1999.

1999 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 0 percent in 1999.

1998 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of Government Employees 10 percent in 1998.

1998 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 0 percent in 1998.

1998 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Communications Workers of America 0 percent in 1998.

1998 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers 0 percent in 1998.

1998 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Transportation Communications Union 20 percent in 1998.

1998 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 0 percent in 1998.

1997-1998 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 0 percent in 1997-1998.

1997 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 0 percent in 1997.

1997 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of Government Employees 17 percent in 1997.

1997 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees 0 percent in 1997.

1997 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Communications Workers of America 0 percent in 1997.

1997 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 0 percent in 1997.

1997 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Food & Commercial Workers 0 percent in 1997.

1996 On the votes that the American Federation of Government Employees considered to be the most important in 1996 , Senator McConnell voted their preferred position 15 percent of the time.

1996 On the votes that the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees considered to be the most important in 1996 , Senator McConnell voted their preferred position 14 percent of the time.

1996 On the votes that the Communications Workers of America considered to be the most important in 1996 , Senator McConnell voted their preferred position 75 percent of the time.

1996 On the votes that the United Auto Workers considered to be the most important in 1996 , Senator McConnell voted their preferred position 11 percent of the time.

1996 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the United Food & Commercial Workers 46 percent in 1996.

1995-1996 On the votes that the International Association of Fire Fighters considered to be the most important in 1995-1996 , Senator McConnell voted their preferred position 17 percent of the time.

1995 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 0 percent in 1995.

1995 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 0 percent in 1995.

1995 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Transportation Communications Union 20 percent in 1995.

1995 On the votes that the United Food & Commercial Workers considered to be the most important in 1995 , Senator McConnell voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

1994 On the votes that the United Food & Commercial Workers considered to be the most important in 1994 , Senator McConnell voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

1993 On the votes that the United Food & Commercial Workers considered to be the most important in 1993 , Senator McConnell voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

Bruce Lunsford lied to his stockholders about his own company Vencor, while at the same time he cashed out some of his own stock days before it crashed.
Bruce Lunsford who defrauded the federal government.
If this is the Democratic Nominee, there is not a chance in HELL that I would support him just because he is a democrat.
Kentuckians deserve better so much better and I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. It is time the Democratic Party learn from its past.
Lunsford is everything that is wrong with public service.
I would rather lose with a candidate that has honor than lose with a candidate that is an embarrassment and a crook. I have morals to follow not a party.

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