State Sen. Morgan McGarvey http://wfpl.org en Once an Aspiring 'War Correspondent,' Morgan McGarvey Settles into Senate http://wfpl.org/post/once-aspiring-war-correspondent-morgan-mcgarvey-settles-senate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Freshman State Sen. Morgan </span>McGarvey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is built like his predecessor, Tim </span>Shaughnessy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He's slight, lean, with a legislator's firm handshake and a clean-shaven face. His frame is a little more wiry, though. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he more noticeable difference is when he stands to speak on the Senate floor.</span></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:42:41 +0000 Rae Hodge 4375 at http://wfpl.org Once an Aspiring 'War Correspondent,' Morgan McGarvey Settles into Senate State Lawmaker Defends John Yarmuth from Mitch McConnell Biographer http://wfpl.org/post/state-lawmaker-defends-john-yarmuth-mitch-mcconnell-biographer <p>Newly elected state Senator Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, lashes out a Senate Republican Mitch McConnell in a <em>Courier-Journal </em>editorial, saying the GOP leader is only interested in attaining more power.</p><p>McGarvey was defending Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth from McConnell biographer John David Dyche, who <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/columnist-rips-yarmuth-over-mcconnell-comments">penned a stinging article comparing to a "yapping toy poodle"</a> among other things. The Dyche article was in response to <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/john-yarmuth-now-sole-democrat-state-delegation-takes-aim-mitch-mcconnell">Yarmuth's cheerleading for a challenge to McConnell</a> in 2014.</p><p>What's interesting about McGarvey's piece is that it acknowledges the origins of the Yarmuth-McConnell divide. Both men were once moderate Republican staffers who worked for former U.S. Senator Marlow Cook at the same time.</p><p>McGarvey says since then Yarmuth has become more liberal but taken principled stands while McConnell is only interested in accumulating more power.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20121203/OPINION04/312030032/Morgan-McGarvey-Dyche-way-off-mark?nclick_check=1"><em>The C-J</em></a>:</p><blockquote><p>Unlike Yarmuth, and their former boss, McConnell’s career has not been forged in ideological fidelity, civil discourse or bipartisan cooperation. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:46:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2767 at http://wfpl.org