Potomac Fever

Rep. Attica Scott Is Spending Big Via State House Account in Off-Cycle

State Rep. Attica Scott, D-Louisville, has been hitting the fundraising hard, and spending big in the first quarter of an off-cycle year, according to an expenditure report filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. Scott, who is considering a Democratic primary challenge to Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville, has been spending big the first...

Why is a Potential Gubernatorial Candidate Tweeting About a Taiwanese Teddy Bear?

We’re two years out from the 2023 gubernatorial primary this week, and one of the shadow candidates for the race keeps tweeting about a stuffed animal.  Kelly Craft, the wife of mega-donor Joe Craft, of Alliance Coal, is positioning herself to run for governor on the Republican ticket, but it’s her tweets about TaiBear, a...

From the Archives: LBJ talks with Gov. Breathitt in 1964 About Presidential Election

In early August of 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson and Gov. Edward “Ned” Breathitt of Kentucky spoke about the upcoming presidential election and arrangements being made behind the scenes to ensure LBJ carried Kentucky’s delegates. The phone call, obtained by Kentucky Fried Politics via a National Archives search, discusses an informal survey from the Kentucky...