Sat March 2, 2013
Noise and Notes: Not-So-Super PAC Progress Kentucky, Yum Center Woes, 'Cannabis Majority'
The Louisville-based super PAC Progress Kentucky made national news this week when WFPL broke the story of them attacking Senator Mitch McConnell’s wife based on her Asian heritage.
Leaders with the group have apologized—twice, but just about every Democrat has denounced them or kept their distance, and McConnell has pounced on the comments since returning home.
Even the senator's harshest critics have cried foul.
From The Courier-Journal:
This is no way to defeat McConnell. If anything, it does what McConnell cannot do for himself. It remarkably casts him in a sympathetic light.
But some observers have pointed out Progress received sparse coverage from the local media to being with while getting plenty from national outlets.
Freelance journalist Jonathan Meador and WFPL’s Joseph Lord joined Noise and Notes to discuss the illusion of the term 'super PAC', and if this controversy will have any impact on the still early U.S. Senate race.
There are other stories that caught out attention this week. There are growing concerns about the KFC Yum Center on Louisville taxpayers, and a new poll shows a rising number of Kentuckians are joining the so-called "cannabis majority."