Jefferson County Republican Party en New Louisville Republican Ad Campaign Seeks to Win Over Black Voters <p>Louisville Republicans have a new ad campaign aimed at winning over African-American voters.</p><p>The GOP is running a half-page ad in the Louisville Defender that says the party of Abraham Lincoln is listening.</p><p>This follows the lead of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has made a noticeable effort to court minorities as he gears up for a presidential bid.</p><p>In an interview with WFPL, Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Nathan Haney says the newspaper ad is the just the first of many targeting black voters.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:47:23 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8839 at New Louisville Republican Ad Campaign Seeks to Win Over Black Voters At Louisville Republican Gathering, Rand Paul Talks Inclusiveness With Minorities <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he wants the Republican Party to become more inclusive toward minorities and the poor.</p><p class="c2"><span class="c0">He spoke Friday before a gathering of state Republicans in downtown Louisville.&nbsp;Paul—who just a few years ago voiced his displeasure with the 1964 Civil Rights Act—said the GOP needs to change is collective voice. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:42:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8676 at At Louisville Republican Gathering, Rand Paul Talks Inclusiveness With Minorities Will Anyone Challenge Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer? <p>Barring an unforeseen development, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will have no serious Democratic primary or Republican challenger in the 2014 election.</p><p>The filing deadline for the primary elections closed this afternoon. It won't be known for sure who's in the race until the official rosters are released on Wednesday afternoon; as of Tuesday's last update, no candidates besides Fischer had filed to run for Louisville mayor.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:34:14 +0000 Joseph Lord 8391 at Will Anyone Challenge Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer? Louisville GOP Searching for New Party Chair <p>Louisville Republicans are eager to fill a vacancy at the top of the party ahead of next year's elections.</p><p>Shellie May resigned as Jefferson County Republican Party chair last week to take a job in City Hall as a legislative aide in Councilman Ken Fleming’s office.</p><p>The state GOP has made gains in the state House and expanded its majority in the state Senate, and Republicans control five of the six congressional seats along with the two of the more prominent senators in the country.</p><p>But locally Democrats control the mayor’s office and the Metro Council. And Democrat John Yarmuth won re-election to the Third Congressional District seat by a 30-point margin last year.</p><p>Republican strategist Joe Burgan says redistricting had more to do with the congressional defeat than poor local party leadership, but that a new chair is important for the GOP to be competitive in those local contests.</p><p>"There’s no doubt that they are key when it comes to candidate recruitment. And for these Metro Council races and for the mayor’s race it’s really a body you want out there meeting with folks, growing our bench as we move forward as a party," he says. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:59:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 6507 at Wicker Decries GOP Lethargy in Third District Race <p>Republican congressional candidate Brooks Wicker is frustrated by the lack of interest from the Louisville GOP to unseat Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth in the fall election.</p><p>The Louisville Young Republicans recently organized an event where <a href="">Wicker criticized the &quot;defeatist attitude&quot; among fellow Republicans</a>. He also decried the party&rsquo;s executive committee for failing to support his bid and not having enough bumper stickers on their cars.</p><p>Wicker says those comments were taken out of context, but that local GOP activists and rank-and-file members are looking past the race.</p><p>&quot;It&rsquo;s a segment of the party that I&rsquo;m talking about,&quot; he says. &quot;I&rsquo;m not talking about the leadership of the executive committee and I&rsquo;m not talking about anybody that&rsquo;s in a leadership position at this point. I&rsquo;m talking about the other people when I&rsquo;m reaching out to activists and to past participants in the Republican process.&quot;</p><p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:57:16 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 684 at Wicker Decries GOP Lethargy in Third District Race