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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

KY-03: Do We Have a Challenger?

Posted by DavidNYC

Some potentially VERY exciting news out of Kentucky's third district. Just a few days ago, it looked like three different top-tier names had declined to run against incumbent Republican Anne Northup, even though her district offers favorable demographics to a Democratic challenger. However, Mark Nickolas of the BluegrassReport is hearing that one of the guys who had previously turned down a chance to run, State Sen. Gerald Neal, may have changed his mind.

Hopefully this bit of news will indeed turn out to be true. If so, I expect that Mark will fill us in with all the details we need to know about Sen. Neal.

Posted at 02:17 PM in 2006 Elections - House, Kentucky | Technorati

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Well, the resident Republican at BGR is talking about immigration related things on Neal.

Miller got whupped by 22 points, partly because Democrats (Bentley and Gorman) were endoring Northup. Kerry won that district, and I would think Neal isn't going to have those problems.

Posted by: RBH [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 22, 2005 03:03 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

How about this for a dream candidate for KY3?
A young attorney, married father of 2, whose wife, also an attorney turned stay at home mom, is a survivor of breast cancer. Unfortunately, the (POTENTIAL) candidate was called up to serve in Iraq a year ago, right at the time his wife was diagnosed. She had a successful Mastectomy, but the candidate had to go lead troops in battle (as a Marine Lt. Colonel of a combat unit) while his wife was left at home to go through the chemotherapy. Fast forward one year later, and the candidate is back home, building a law practice and going to his son's socccer games (while we're at it, the candidate originally went to college on an athletic scholarship.)
This youg man was a registered INDEPENDENT, not part of either party, but decided to register as a democrat because of the serious mistakes made by Bush, the Repub Congress, and Northup. Most Democrats, myself included, claim to be "moderate." This guy is the real thing.
No this is not Paul Hackett. This guy lives in Louisville and is considering running in the 3rd CD. Unfortunately, the DCCC seems to be more concerned to find somebody with more money than sense who will just throw their cash at Northup. We have a great candidate in Louisville interested in the race, and I don't think the Ds in Washington want to win. Stay tuned to see how this develops.

Posted by: Sam [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 22, 2005 09:27 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

The Dems in Kentucky will physically pick the guy for KY-3, not the Dems in Washington. Sure, it'll be an uphill battle too.

Posted by: RBH [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 22, 2005 09:55 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

His source's information was wrong.

Posted by: Daniel [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 22, 2005 11:59 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

The D's in Washington don't want to win? So they want to lose? That's a pretty enormous charge to make. Why would Democrats not want to win?

Posted by: DavidNYC [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 23, 2005 02:15 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I think what we have here is frustration on Sam's part that an apparent "quality" candidate that we in the blogosphere can relate to, is being avoided by the DCCC while they look for someone who can self-fund their race.
A run-on sentence to be sure, but on point Sam?

Posted by: chuckles [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 24, 2005 06:23 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment