Tuesday, January 28, 2014

President Obama Recognizes Governor Beshear in the State of the Union #SOTU

Watching the State of the Union? Check out the President's words on our Governor, Steve Beshear:
And if you want to know the real impact this law is having, just talk to Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky, who’s here tonight.  Kentucky’s not the most liberal part of the country, but he’s like a man possessed when it comes to covering his commonwealth’s families.  “They are our friends and neighbors,” he said.  “They are people we shop and go to church with…farmers out on the tractors…grocery clerks…they are people who go to work every morning praying they don’t get sick.  No one deserves to live that way.”

Steve’s right.  That’s why, tonight, I ask every American who knows someone without health insurance to help them get covered by March 31st.  Moms, get on your kids to sign up.  Kids, call your mom and walk her through the application.  It will give her some peace of mind – plus, she’ll appreciate hearing from you.

After all, that’s the spirit that has always moved this nation forward.  It’s the spirit of citizenship – the recognition that through hard work and responsibility, we can pursue our individual dreams, but still come together as one American family to make sure the next generation can pursue its dreams as well.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Support your Jessamine County Democrats

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This is one of the biggest election cycles in quite some time! Local and county races fill the ballot while Kentuckians are poised to finally ditch Mitch McConnell and elect a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.

Help your local Democrats elect strong candidates to move our community forward! Every donation helps us reach our goal!

Check out all of the Democratic candidates currently running in 2014 to serve Jessamine County!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Congratulations, Alison! Let's Keep up Third Quarter Momentum!

The news is bright from the Alison Lundergan Grimes campaign with her outraising Mitch McConnell in third quarter fundraising. More critical is the kind of support this terrific candidate is getting. Check this out from #teamswitch:

Have you made your donation? Visit alisonforkentucky.com and give today!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mitt Romney Inc: The White House That Never Was

A newly published 138-page report prepared for candidate Mitt Romney in the days leading up to the 2012 election details plans to restructure the federal government if he won the presidency.  One power point slide intended to be used in his briefing the day after the elections reads, "The White House staff is similar to a holding company, each of which has its own responsibilities, constituents, and work flows."
Read the entire report here: Mitt Romney Inc.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

State Representative Election in Nearby Woodford County

James Kay
Democrat Carl Rollins of Midway resigned his legislative seat in the 56th District.

Running to fill the open seat is James Kay of Versailles. Voters in Franklin, Fayette, and Woodford counties should go to the polls on Tuesday, June 25th to elect James Kay as their representative in Frankfort.

Kay, 30, is an attorney in Versailles whose political experience includes working as member of the staff of former U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and as a legislative aide to House Democratic leaders during the 2013 session.

Kay is knowledgeable about the issues currently being debated in Frankfort and will help put Kentucky on the right path forward.

If you live in the 56th District, vote for James Kay on June 25th!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Emerge Kentucky, Women Leaders for a Democratic Future

Please join Governor Martha Layne Collins, First Lady Jane Beshear, and Hon. Crit Luallen on Friday, March 22, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm, for a reception benefiting Emerge Kentucky, women leaders for a Democratic future.  The event will take place at the home of Linda Breathitt, 1405 Pendennis Circle, Lexington, KY.

$100 - Minimum suggested contribution
$250 - Recognition in promotional materials
$500 or more - Special recognition at the event

 Please RSVP to elizabeth@emergeky.org

Friday, March 1, 2013

Redistricting Update, Again.

Since last year's redistricting legislation was struck down by the Kentucky Supreme Court, the General Assembly is at it again redrawing the state legislative districts. Here's how Jessamine County would be affected by the current proposal in the House, as reported by cn|2:
Jessamine County would be split at least by Rep. Bob Damron, D-Nicholasville, who will keep part of Fayette County and all of Nicholasville, and Republican Rep. Kim King, whose 55th District will spread east from Mercer County into western and northern Jessamine County.

UPDATE: It gets worse. Apparently, the House version slits Jessamine County three ways. The above split is correct, but Rep. Damron picks up a chunk of Fayette County along Nicholasville Road. In exchange, the 45th District is extended into fair Jessamine.

For those of you reading between the lines, that means Stan Lee.