Congressman John Yarmuth is the lone Democrat in Kentucky’s federal delegation.
That makes Yarmuth the only liberal voice arguably in the region, and the lawmaker that the Obama administration confers with over potential federal appointments in the state.
Now in his fifth term in Congress, Yarmuth is the co-sponsor of a number of progressive bills, including campaign finance reforms and gun control measures.
But since 2010, he has been in the minority railing against the Republican-controlled House.
In terms of politics, Yarmuth has been the chief cheerleader for Ashley Judd, who is the rumored top-contender to run against Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.
No one has been a bigger critic of McConnell, but it hasn’t been easy for Yarmuth supporting Judd given that other Democrats in the state are vocally against her candidacy.
On this Noise and Notes, Yarmuth makes the case for Judd running, as well as a discussion about President Obama’s use of unmanned drones and how much longer he will serve in Congress.