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Entries from February 2008

An Interview with Bruce Lunsford

February 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Politically inclined? Go read Daniel Solzman’s interview with Bruce Lunsford. Bruce has changed his tune (okay, Achim Bergmann and his communications team changed their tune) and are now saying Bruce took a long, hard look at the U.S. Senate race. The previous bit, which Bruce said on-camera, was that he decided to run overnight after [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Bruce Lunsford · Politics · Senate Race

Jefferson County GOP Cat Fight Brewing

February 7th, 2008 · Comments Off

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 [...]

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Tags: Anne Northup · Chris Thieneman · Mitch McConnell · Politics · Republican Party

Louisville Democrats Reorganize

February 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Louisville-Jefferson County Democratic Party is in the midst of a major reorganization in 2008, along with the rest of the Kentucky Democratic Party. The local party will elect new Legislative District Chairs and Vice Chairs in April to make up its new governing Executive Committee. Interesting names include Steve Henry apologist Kimberly Greenwell, Claudia [...]

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Tags: Politics

Doug Hawkins: “Send the Mexicans Away!”

February 4th, 2008 · Comments Off

Can you handle it? Your favorite protector of the homeland has made a name for himself and he’s been invited to play with with the big kids. Louisville’s Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins (R-Protecting us from Mexicans) will testify in Frankfort at 2:00 P.M. today before the House Standing Committee on the Judiciary in support of [...]

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Tags: Metro Council · Politics · State Government

CYA 2008: Education & Student Aid Damage Control

February 1st, 2008 · Comments Off

Mere days after Governor Steve Beshear delivered the gloom and doom news of his budget cuts for state universities, days after University of Kentucky President Lee Todd sent out a damning email and only one day after six state university presidents testified in Frankfort, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority sent out a blast of [...]

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Tags: Education · State Government · Steve Beshear

Bluegrass Freedom Fund $$$, Lunsford, Beshear

February 1st, 2008 · Comments Off

Ryan Alessi wrote a detailed story about the money infamous 527 group Bluegrass Freedom Fund raised in 2007. The story didn’t mention the names of any staff members or affiliates, which surprised us quite a bit as they’re relevant to the story. BFF is headed by Achim Bergmann– Bruce Lunsford’s main advisor and former (maybe [...]

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Tags: Bruce Lunsford · Journalism · Politics · Senate Race · Steve Beshear