Bill Adkins http://wfpl.org en Kentucky FOP Endorses Adkins http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-fop-endorses-adkins <p>Democratic candidate Bill Adkins has been endorsed by the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police in the Fourth Congressional District race.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:31:08 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1345 at http://wfpl.org Massie Pounding Adkins in Fundraising http://wfpl.org/post/massie-pounding-adkins-fundraising <p>In Kentucky&#39;s Fourth Congressional District race, Republican Thomas Massie raised ten times more than Democrat Bill Adkins during the second quarter.</p><p>According to Federal Election Commission report, Massie, who is the Lewis County Judge-Executive, garnered $247,493 compared to $21,783 by the Adkins campaign. Massie also has some notable contributors, including the infamous Koch brothers.</p><p>From the <em><a href="http://cincinnati.com/blogs/nkypolitics/2012/08/07/massie-still-holds-fundraising-advantage/">Cincinnati Enquirer</a></em>:</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:10:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1250 at http://wfpl.org Adkins Demands Massie Disavow Super PAC Over Director's DUI Arrest http://wfpl.org/post/adkins-demands-massie-disavow-super-pac-over-directors-dui-arrest <p>In Kentucky&#39;s Fourth District congressional race, Democratic candidate Bill Adkins is demanding Republican Thomas Massie renounce a super <span class="caps">PAC</span> over its executive director pleading guilty to driving under the influence.</p><p>Earlier this week, <em>The Courier-Journal </em>reported that Liberty For All leader Preston <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120717/news01/307170070/libertarian-leader-preston-bates-faces-drunken-driving-charge-called-himself-anarchist?nclick_check=1">Bates faced DUI charges</a> from an incident in July 2011. The police report said Bates crashed his car into a fence, told officers he was an &quot;anarchist&quot; and had a blood alcohol level of 0.121 percent, which is above the .08 percent legal limit.</p><p>Bates&#39;s attorney entered a guilty plea for the 23-year-old on Wednesday. He will pay a fine and have his driver&#39;s license suspended for 30 days.</p><p>In the crowded GOP primary, Bates led the<a href="http://mycn2.com/politics/liberty-for-all-super-pac-launches-pro-massie-ads-with-541000-buy-in-louisville-nky"> Texas-based super PAC, which put in over $500,000 to support Massie</a> over his opponents.</p><p>In a statement, Adkins says Massie needs to tell the group to get out of Kentucky and argues their positions are &quot;un-American&quot; due to Bates&#39; comments.</p><p>&quot;I call upon Tom Massie to disavow the Ron Paul/Texas Liberty For All SuperPAC Tell them to leave Kentucky and stay out of this race for Congress,&quot; he says. &quot;Liberty for All and its leaders are far out of touch with the values of Kentuckians in the Fourth District. Their executive director is a confirmed anarchist. Anarchists do not believe in any authority, anarchists have no respect for government and anarchists often use violent means to achieve their goals. Their positions are un-American.&quot;</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:45:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1060 at http://wfpl.org