The abrupt withdrawal of Chris Thieneman (you remember him– he’s the guy McConnell and Northup allegedly forced out of the race) from Kentucky’s 3rd District Republican congressional primary sent shockwaves through Jefferson County’s GOP and across the Republican Party of Kentucky. Unfortunately for the powers that be, the uproar is far from over.
See the Kentucky Pachyderm 2 for their rant against GOP Chairman Jack Richardson IV:
Hmmm. Seems Richardson can’t even follow his own rules. We remember that for the last two years, Richardson basically took former Democrat Attorney General Greg Stumbo’s side against Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher. Richardson showed his own party’s governor no love nor support, opting instead to bash Fletcher at every opportunity given him when a Courier-Journal reporter called Richardson for comment.
This just serves as another reminder as to why Richardson is not good for the Republican Party. Not in his home county and not in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He needs to be replaced as chair of the party in the state’s most-populous county and Louisville Republicans will have that option this spring. We hope they’ll avail themselves of the opportunity and choose a real, loyal Republican to lead them.
Ruh ro. Drama in Republicanland. I mean, we can’t always rail against Steve Beshear.