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Charles Booker Documentary to Premiere in November

A documentary film based that followed Charles Booker’s failed 2020 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate will premiere next month in St. Louis. The film, From the Hood to the Holler, is an account of Booker’s campaign and it carries the same name as an upcoming book by Booker. The film is executive produced by...

Shake Up in Frankfort Lobby Corps

There is a reshuffling of the deck when it comes to the lobbyists with the highest disclosed compensation. A new report Monday from the Louisville Courier-Journal shows lobbyist John McCarthy taking the top spot in compensation. The newspaper reports, that Bob Babbage, once the highest-paid lobbyist, has slipped to the second spot. Babbage, a Democrat,...

Carla Dearing Mayoral Announcement Borrows From 2018 Announcement for Joe Cunningham

It is a case of Deja Vu as another candidate announced her entrance to the Democratic primary for Louisville Mayor this week. Carla Dearing announced her campaign for mayor of Louisville with a video that is strinkling reminiscent of a campaign rollout video for Joe Cunningham’s 2018 bid for Congress in South Carolina in both...

McGarvey Announces Major Fundraising, Who’s Who List of Endorsement Days Into Congressional Campaign

In the 48 hours since Congressman John Yarmuth announced his retirement from the post he’s held since 2007, Sen. Morgan McGarvey launched a campaign garnering a large first-day of contributions and a wide list of Louisville Democratic endorsements. Mere minutes after Yarmuth announced he would be retiring on Tuesday, McGarvey put the wheels in motion...

Holly Harris Named One of the Most Powerful Women in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine

Kentuckian Holly Harris, the president and executive director of the Justice Action Network, has been named among the most powerful women in Washington D.C., by The Washingtonian Magazine. Harris is named amongst the top female lobbyists and activists and advocates in Washington D.C., the broader list from the magazine includes women in international politics, education,...

The Local and National Implications of Congressman John Yarmuth’s Retirement

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth’s retirement announcement sent a ripple through Kentucky politics on Tuesday, with implications both at the national and local levels. Yarmuth, D-Louisville, will be leaving office in 15-months at the end of his current term, but other campaigns will have to readjust in the face of the news and Congress hangs at...

Congressman Yarmuth Will Not Run in 2022; McGarvey Announces Candidacy

UPDATED: U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, plans to leave the 3rd Dist. Congressional seat he has held since 2007, according to sources with knowledge of his plans. Yarmuth confirmed the news on his social media platforms on Tuesday afternoon. Click here for Yarmuth’s video. “While I’m in excellent health, knock on wood, I know the...

Democratic Candidates Lead in Fundraising for Special Elections

Three weeks out from the Nov. 2 Special Elections and Democrats have a distinct fundraising advantage as the campaigns are gearing up their troops to get out the vote. With three races being run, both the Democratic Party and Republican Party of Kentucky will be splitting their funds and time between their candidates. Here’s how...

Suramek Releases Campaign Video Ahead of 89th Dist. Special Election

With a large fundraising lead, but a GOP voting pattern to overcome the Democratic candidate for the 89th Dist. Special Election has released a campaign video. Mae Suramek, a Berea business owner, took to her social media platforms to release the nearly two-minute-long video introducing her, and her ideas to voters in Jackson, part of...