Andy Barr http://wfpl.org en Jack Conway: Kentucky Democrats Suffer No Long-Term Damage After Ben Chandler Loss http://wfpl.org/post/jack-conway-kentucky-democrats-suffer-no-long-term-damage-after-ben-chandler-loss <p>Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler's defeat in his re-election bid Tuesday &nbsp;won't &nbsp;hinder the Kentucky Democratic Party in future years, a party leader said.</p><p>But Attorney General Jack Conway also said he’s upset that Kentucky will have only one Democratic congressman for the next two years -- <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/john-yarmuth-cruises-victory">Rep. John Yarmuth in the Third District.</a></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:26:26 +0000 Kenny Colston 2389 at http://wfpl.org Jack Conway: Kentucky Democrats Suffer No Long-Term Damage After Ben Chandler Loss Chandler, Barr Make Final Push For Votes in 6th Congressional District http://wfpl.org/post/chandler-barr-make-final-push-votes-6th-congressional-district <P>Both the Republican and Democratic candidates in central Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District were on the road today. Republican Challenger Andy Barr rode a bus to Winchester, Irvine, Ravenna, Midway, and Georgetown.<p> <P>While taking a lunch break in downtown Richmond, Barr said he has connected with voters from both political parties.<p> <P>“It frankly doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, and they don’t care," Barr said. "What they want to know is what is your plan for the future. How are you going to get the American people back to work? Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:51:33 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Brenna Angel and Charles Compton 2349 at http://wfpl.org Coal Executive Threatens to Sue Rep. Chandler for Slander http://wfpl.org/post/coal-executive-threatens-sue-rep-chandler-slander <p>A coal executive is threatening to sue Congressman Ben Chandler over a recent campaign ad.</p><p>Chandler is facing Republican Andy Barr in the November election. Executive Heath Lovell appeared in a Barr ad recently wearing a hardhat and miner's garb.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:00:42 +0000 Gabe Bullard & The Associated Press 1776 at http://wfpl.org Coal Executive Threatens to Sue Rep. Chandler for Slander Barr Focuses on Coal in RNC Speech http://wfpl.org/post/barr-focuses-coal-rnc-speech <p>Republican Congressional candidate Andy Barr focused on coal in his national debut at the Republican National Convention.</p><p>Barr is running against Congressman Ben Chandler in Kentucky’s Sixth District, which covers much of the central part of the state. In a short speech at the convention today, Barr repeatedly said President Barack Obama doesn’t care about coal issues.</p><p>In contrast, Barr says he and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney do care about the coal industry in Kentucky.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:25:29 +0000 Kenny Colston 1480 at http://wfpl.org Barr Focuses on Coal in RNC Speech Revised RNC Schedule Still Gives Kentuckians Speaking Slots http://wfpl.org/post/revised-rnc-schedule-still-gives-kentuckians-speaking-slots <p>The schedule shuffling at this year’s Republican National Convention won’t cost any Kentucky politicians their speaking slots.</p><p><a href="/post/storm-forces-republicans-cancel-monday-convention-events">With the first day’s events canceled due to Tropical Storm (soon to be Hurricane) Isaac</a>, at least two Kentucky speakers were in danger of being knocked off the schedule.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:07:12 +0000 Kenny Colston 1469 at http://wfpl.org Revised RNC Schedule Still Gives Kentuckians Speaking Slots McConnell, Barr To Speak At GOP Convention http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-barr-speak-gop-convention U.S. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:10:11 +0000 Rick Howlett & The Associated Press 1399 at http://wfpl.org McConnell, Barr To Speak At GOP Convention Kentucky Republicans Land Big Roles at National Convention http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-republicans-land-big-roles-national-convention <p>Kentucky Republicans are getting high-profile positions at next week's national convention in Tampa, Florida while their Democratic counterparts are either skipping their party's convention or have not been offered speaking slots.</p><p>The event is set to begin August 27, and RNC organizers announced Monday that U.S. Sen. Rand <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-will-speak-republican-convention">Paul is delivering his keynote speech</a> in prime time on the first day of convention. Paul is scheduled to speak around 7:45 p.m.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:31:20 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1385 at http://wfpl.org Paul Endorses Barr in Sixth District Race http://wfpl.org/post/paul-endorses-barr-sixth-district-race <p><font size="2">U.S. Senator Rand Paul has endorsed Republican Andy Barr in the Sixth District congressional race.<br /><br /> Paul announced the endorsement Monday after a chamber of commerce luncheon in Winchester. Barr is challenging Democratic U.S. Rep Ben Chandler in the Nov. 6 general election. It is the Lexington attorney&#39;s second time running against Chandler. Barr lost to Chandler in a squeaker two years ago.</font></p><p><font size="2">Paul says he supports Barr because he is willing to cut spending.</font></p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:40:05 +0000 The Associated Press 1308 at http://wfpl.org Congressman Ben Chandler Will Skip Democratic Convention http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-ben-chandler-will-skip-democratic-convention <p>Congressman Ben Chandler is joining a handful of prominent Democrats who will skip their party&#39;s national convention this year.&nbsp;</p><p>Chandler, who represents the Sixth Congressional District in Central Kentucky, is&nbsp;facing Republican Andy Barr in his re-election bid. The matchup is a repeat of the 2010 race in which Chandler beat Barr by fewer than 700 votes. Other Democrats skipping the convention have been criticized for distancing themselves from President Barack Obama, who will be formally nominated for re-election at the event. But Chandler&#39;s campaign insists the decision isn&#39;t political.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:44:51 +0000 Kenny Colston 985 at http://wfpl.org Congressman Ben Chandler Will Skip Democratic Convention NRCC Makes Early Ad Buy for Barr in Sixth District Race http://wfpl.org/post/nrcc-makes-early-ad-buy-barr-sixth-district-race <p>The national group in charge of getting Republicans elected to Congress is investing $400,000 in Kentucky&rsquo;s Sixth Congressional District.</p><p>The National Republican Congressional Committee has purchased television ad time to support Republican Andy Barr&rsquo;s second challenge against Congressman Ben Chandler this fall. Barr came within 650 votes of defeating Chandler in 2010.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:23:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 633 at http://wfpl.org NRCC Makes Early Ad Buy for Barr in Sixth District Race