Third Congressional Distrct http://wfpl.org en Noise and Notes: Brooks Wicker Makes His Case for Congress http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-brooks-wicker-makes-his-case-congress <p>Republican Brooks Wicker is running for Kentucky's Third Congressional District seat against three-term Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth.</p><p>You may not have heard of Wicker's candidacy, which is mainly because he was <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/abysmal-fundraising-continues-wicker">struggled to raise enough funds</a> to get his message out to voters. Thus far he has raised just $5,000, but the Louisville accountant promises he will have enough to hold Yarmuth accountable.</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 02:44:57 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1673 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Brooks Wicker Makes His Case for Congress Wicker Decries GOP Lethargy in Third District Race http://wfpl.org/post/wicker-decries-gop-lethargy-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="http://mycn2.com/politics/republican-congressional-candidate-wicker-baffled-by-defeatist-attitude-within-repblican-party">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 http://wfpl.org Wicker Decries GOP Lethargy in Third District Race Yarmuth Crushing Wicker in Fundraising Totals http://wfpl.org/post/yarmuth-crushing-wicker-fundraising-totals The latest fundraising reports from the Federal Election Commission show Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth with an immense lead over Republican challenger Brooks Wicker in Kentucky's Third Congressional District race. Seeking a fourth term, Yarmuth raised over $80,000 in contributions during the first three months of the year and has more than $432,000 in cash on-hand. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:00:22 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 47 at http://wfpl.org Yarmuth Crushing Wicker in Fundraising Totals