On the Move: RPK Political Dir. Joins Consulting Firm; Babbage Co-Founder Dir. of Advocacy Joins House GOP

The Republican Party of Kentucky lost a valuable member of their political team recently to a direct mail firm, and one of the state’s top lobbying firms now has a member working with House Republicans on policy matters. Last month, Adam Feldman left the Republican Party of Kentucky where he served as Political Director, helping...

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    Rep. Joe Fischer Announces Campaign for State Supreme Court

    State Rep. Joe Fischer, R- Ft. Thomas, has now officially filed to seek the 6th District state Supreme Court seat currently held by Justice Michelle Keller, who is seeking another term. The news comes days after Kentucky Fried Politics first reported Fischer would likely file for the seat. “After spending over two decades in the...

    Federal Judge Halts Healthcare Worker Vaccination Mandate After Multi-State Lawsuit

    A Louisiana federal judge has temporarily halted a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers across the nation after 13 states including Kentucky filed suit against the regulation. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined the suit led by Republican Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry to block an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

    Window Shrinking to Hold Redistricting Special Session

    The window to hold a special session to redraw legislative districts before the upcoming session and candidate early January candidate filing deadline is shrinking by the day, and Republican lawmakers are continuing to point the finger at Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear for the delay.  At a press conference in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Monday, Senate...

    Filing Watch: Will Rep. Joe Fischer Challenge for N. KY Supreme Court Seat?

    Republican state Rep. Joe Fischer has served in the legislature for more than two decades, and now multiple sources are telling Kentucky Fried Politics that Fischer will turn his electoral attention towards the state Supreme Court. The Ft. Thomas attorney has long served on the House Judiciary Committee where legislators craft laws dealing with the...

    Rematch Brewing for Bowling Green House Seat

    Rep. Patti Minter, D-Bowling Green, will likely, once again, have to face off against independent turned Republican Leanette Lopez to win another term in the 20th House District. Minter has represented the district since 2019 and defeated Lopez in the 2020 election to win another term to the state House. In 2020, Minter bested Lopez...

    Al Cross: Any Room Left in Politics for Nice Guys Like Larry Hopkins?

    The devolution of American politics, led by the Republican caucus in the U.S. House, can be told in the stories of two members of the caucus, 30 years apart: Larry Hopkins of Kentucky and Paul Gosar of Arizona. “Nice guy” was the most-often heard description of Hopkins, who died Monday, Nov. 15. Three days later,...
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    Louisville Republican Begins Raising Cash for Congressional Campaign

    Louisville businessman Stuart Ray, the founder and CEO of a scrap metal management service and transportation company has quietly launched his campaign for the 3rd Congressional District seat in Louisville. The 59-year-old has filed with the Federal Election Commission to raise money for the open-seat race and launched a campaign website this week. Ray first...

    AG Cameron Joins Lawsuit Challenging Mandatory Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined 13 other states in challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandatory vaccination requirement for healthcare workers.  The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.  The GOP state Attorneys’ General argues that the mandate is unlawful and unconstitutional, adding...

    Beshear Still Popular Among Kentuckians; Grimes Accused of Ethics Violation, and More…

    Gov. ANDY BESHEAR still holds high popularity with Kentuckians, according to new polling released this week. The poll released by Morning Consult, lists Beshear at a 54 percent approval rating. The polling was done of governors across the nation between July 21 – Oct. 20, among registered voters in each state and includes a margin...