The Republican Party of Kentucky (RPK) is starting an annual tradition a few days early with a tweet aimed at the chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party (KDP).
Before Kentucky Democratic Party chairman Colmon Elridge takes the stage at Fancy Farm this weekend to speak on behalf of all the state’s Democrats and laud U.S. Senate nominee Charles Booker, the Republican Party wants to remind Kentuckians of his previous statements.
The RPK released a video showing Elridge questioning the beliefs of Democratic Socialists, making a connection to Charles Booker who will share the stage for Democrats at the annual event benefitting St. Jerome.
“I have no idea, truthfully, what a Democratic Socialist stands for,” Elridge says in the video.
The video comes after a tense standoff from Booker who threatened to leave the Democratic Party in recent weeks, according to multiple sources.
Gov. Andy Beshear has canceled a trip planned to visit Israel this weekend and is staying in the state as many Kentuckians in the eastern portion of the Commonwealth deal with deadly flooding from recent storms. Beshear has promised to endorse Booker after the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee promised to remain a Democrat.
The tweet from RPK had several online posters firing back at the Kentucky GOP.