Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Farmer Demands Congressman Andy Barr Back ‘Clean’ Bill to End Shutdown http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-farmer-demands-congressman-andy-barr-back-clean-bill-end-shutdown <p>A Kentucky farmer is calling on Republican Congressman Andy Barr to support a &quot;clean&quot; spending bill to end the government shutdown.</p><p>The demand comes as <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/10/04/shutdown-farm-bill">agriculture issues such as the farm bill are being put on hold</a> and farming advocates wonder how long federal resources and services will be pulled.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:04:53 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7099 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Farmer Demands Congressman Andy Barr Back ‘Clean’ Bill to End Shutdown Senate Candidates Decry Kentucky Democratic Party E-mail Promoting Alison Lundergan Grimes http://wfpl.org/post/senate-candidates-decry-kentucky-democratic-party-e-mail-promoting-alison-lundergan-grimes <p>The three other Democrats running for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat are criticizing their party for promoting Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in a message to supporters.</p><p>When Grimes announced earlier this week she intends to seek the Democratic nomination to run against Republican Mitch McConnell next year the state party quickly sought donations.</p><p>The Grimes campaign has yet to set up a fundraising operation, but the party can receive political contributions toward<del cite="mailto:Rick%20Howlett" datetime="2013-07-05T11:31">s</del> the 2014 campaign.</p><p>In a July 1 e-mail sent out by KDP finance director Jared Smith, the party says defeating McConnell "won't be easy" and asks state Democrats to help them building a grassroots effort to "make sure Alison wins."</p><p>But Owensboro contractor Ed Marksberry, Louisville music promoter Bennie J. Smith and U of L professor Greg Leitchy argue the message violates Democratic Party by-laws to stay out of primary elections, adding the party has effectively endorsed Grimes over them.</p><p>"To be honest with you it’s just a very amateurish, sophomoric move on their part. And they need to be called out for it," says Marksberry, who has officially filed to run for Senate. "And we need to move forward and get past this, and figure out what we’re going to do to give everybody else equal access, equal time and equal resources like they’ve done for Mrs. Alison Lundergan Grimes."</p><p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:34:12 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 6017 at http://wfpl.org Senate Candidates Decry Kentucky Democratic Party E-mail Promoting Alison Lundergan Grimes Beau Biden to Speak at Kentucky Democrat's Annual Dinner http://wfpl.org/post/beau-biden-speak-kentucky-democrats-annual-dinner <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Democrats are bringing in a well-connected out-of-state politician &nbsp;to headline their annual state dinner.&nbsp;</span></p><p>State Democrats aim for high-profile names to headline their annual Wendell Ford Dinner—this year they've booked Beau Biden, the Delaware Attorney General and the son of Vice President Joe Biden.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Democratic Party &nbsp;was looking for a young, up-and-coming speaker for this year's event, Chair&nbsp;</span>Dan Logsdon said.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:30:12 +0000 Kenny Colston 4829 at http://wfpl.org Beau Biden to Speak at Kentucky Democrat's Annual Dinner Congressman Thomas Massie Defends Vote Against Sandy Relief Funding http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-thomas-massie-defends-vote-against-sandy-relief-funding <p>U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is responding to an attack by state Democratic Party Chair Dan <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-democratic-chairman-andy-barr-thomas-massie-embarrassed-state-sandy-relief-vote">Logsdon, who chastised freshman congressman for voting against federal relief</a> for victims of Superstorm Sandy.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:30:36 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3379 at http://wfpl.org Congressman Thomas Massie Defends Vote Against Sandy Relief Funding