With Gov. Andy Beshear scheduled to be out of the country, Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Colmon Elridge will take the Fancy Farm stage on behalf of Kentucky’s Democrats.
Elridge is the latest addition to the speaking list for the annual Fancy Farm Picnic political speaking event that benefits St. Jerome Catholic Church.
Event organizers have added Elridge to speak alongside Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Charles Booker and 1st District Congressional Democratic nominee Jimmy Ausbrooks. Fancy Farm organizers say U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has also confirmed he will speak at the event, as long as the Senate is in recess.
Republicans have singled out Beshear, who is up for re-election next year, for skipping the event. In a tweet, Beshear said he would be in Israel during the August 6 event.
A look at the current speaking order is below:
Fancy Farm Political Chairman Steven Elder Welcome
Owensboro Diocese Bishop William Medley Invocation
Former Mayfield Mayor Teresa Cantrell National Anthem
Carter Parks & Alex Goodman My Old Ky Home
House Speaker David Osborne
Ky State Senator Jason Howell – R
Ky Representative Richard Heath – R
U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell – R Pending
Democratic Chair Colmon Elridge – D
U.S. Senator Rand Paul – R
*U.S. Senate Candidate Charles Booker – D
*U.S. Congressman James Comer – R
*Congressional Candidate Jimmy Ausbrooks – D
Treasurer Allison Ball – R
Secretary of State – Michael Adams – R
Ag. Commissioner Ryan Quarles – R
Attorney General Daniel Cameron – R
Auditor Mike Harmon – R
Rep. Savannah Maddox – R
Roster/Order/Minutes allowed subject to change per Fancy Farm Political Committee.
*Candidates flip for speaking order
*Sen Paul has confirmed assuming Senate is in recess