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10:49 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Internal Poll Shows Massie Leading Packed Primary

Republican congressional candidate Thomas Massie released an internal poll showing him leading the crowded primary race for Kentucky's Fourth Congressional seat.

The poll of approximately 800 likely voters conducted by Wenzel Strategies shows Massie up by 10 points over state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington, who comes in second. Massie gobbles up 32 percent, Webb-Edgington has 22 percent and Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore finishes third with 17 percent. The other four GOP candidates come in with single-digit numbers among them approximately 800 likely GOP voters.

From Wenzel Strategies:

The survey shows Massie leads in all regions of the district except Louisville, where he and Webb-Edgington are tied at 19% support. Massie also leads among men and women. He also leads among self-identified TEA Party conservatives, which comprised 55% of the survey sample. Among TEA Party conservatives, Massie wins 42%, compared to 18% for Webb-Edgington and 12% for Moore.

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Politics
3:15 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Davis, Bunning Endorse Webb-Edgington for Congress

Congressman Geoff Davis and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning announced they are backing Republican congressional candidate Alecia Webb-Edgington in the crowded primary race for Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District seat.

The two endorsements are a needed boost for Webb-Edgington's campaign, which trails third in fundraising behind Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore and Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie.

Bunning held the congressional seat for 12 years before being elected to the Senate, and Davis currently holds the office, but announced his retirement late last year.

"Jim Bunning and Geoff Davis have set the gold standard for principled conservative leadership in Congress and effective constituent services," says Webb-Edgington. "I am truly honored to have their support and will seek to follow their example if I’m elected."

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Politics
12:28 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

BuzzFeed Highlights Louisville’s Bizarre Breastfeeding Ad

BuzzFeed found the new ad by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Healthy Hometown Movement to be a bit frightening. From BuzzFeed:

The ad, part of the Louisville mayor's Healthy Hometown initiative, aims to—not scare the living crap out of African-American moms—but to boost breastfeeding among them. If it achieves that goal, I will eat my words (washed down with cow's milk).

Check it out:

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Politics
1:05 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Gov. Mitch Daniels Endorses Romney

Information for this story came from the Associated Press

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is endorsing Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination that he has all but secured.          

The endorsement comes after Daniels declined for months to publicly support any of the Republican candidates when there was no presumptive nominee.   

The endorsement statement from Daniels echoed his message raising concerns about the federal debt that drew him attention as a possible GOP presidential candidate before he bowed out last year

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