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Feb 19, 2004

Kerr Not Running for November Election

The AP just posted a release that Kerr has decided to NOT run in the GOP primary for the KY 6 seat. here it is

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Feb 19, 2004

Kerr and Bush, Sitting in a Tree

�Rep. Thomas Reynolds of New York countered, ‘Democrats are going to claim whatever they want, but the reality is that it’s hogwash.’ ” � Lexington Herald-Leader Now far be it from us to gloat, but as Republicans scramble to disassociate the party leadership from Kerr’s dismal performance, we thought it might be worth taking a walk down memory lane to revisit the failed romance between the GOP powers that be and their jilted, abandoned rubberstamp-to-be: December 16- Kerr announces …

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Feb 18, 2004

Chandler Victory Speech

While the nation’s newspapers focused primarily on last night’s Wisconsin primary election, the political world in Washington, DC was abuzz regarding stunning defeat of Alice Forgy Kerr. The predictable spin was everywhere: “This has NOTHING to do with President Bush or national politics.” (Karl Rove Call Home)

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Feb 18, 2004

More Photos from Kentucky!

Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Vicious Attack Poodle… Shall keep the DCCC Volunteers from finding every last vote in Kentucky 6! Here are some more photos from election day. (again, the photos are kind of big, so the page will take a while to load)

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Feb 18, 2004

“This is just the beginning!” - Ben Chandler

At 8:08 PM tonight Milton Evans electrified the hundreds of people gathered at the National Guard armory when he introduced them to the new Member of Congress for Kentucky 06, Ben Chandler. Waves of applause and screams of approval engulfed Evans, a Korean War veteran and an animating spirit of the Chandler campaign. The large crowd that had gathered WAS Kentucky.  Men and women; young and old; black and white, yellow and brown; union workers, small business people and …

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Feb 17, 2004

Reactions from the D-Trip

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Feb 17, 2004

We won!

AP Called it 20 minutes ago. WOO HOO!

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Feb 17, 2004

KY06 - Polls Close in 3 Hrs

About an hour ago Hotline reported: �KY may be a solid red state for Bush in Nov., but today, KY 06 is ground zero in forecasting whether there really will be a competitive battle this cycle to see who controls the House”

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Feb 17, 2004

E-Day morn

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Feb 17, 2004

Latest Polls!

Kos points to the latest Survey USA poll showing Ben Chandler widening his lead over Kerr. Best of all, he is over 50%! (poll here) We are all exhausted, but are very fired up to win this race! I was out all day canvassing with the volunteers and you wouldn’t believe the energy these folks have - one of the guys from LSU decided to join a bunch of folks staying through tomorrow. We still aren’t quite sure how …

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Feb 17, 2004

E-Day…in about 6 hours

The polls open in little more than six hours.  The volunteers were just briefed for the last time, and have now (hopefully) gone to their respective homes and rooms; to sleep on beds, couches and probably even a few floors as we begin tomorrow VERY early.  Polls open here at 6 AM and remain open for twelve hours. As to the volunteers � I admit that it is hard to put into words the gratitude and admiration that all …

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Feb 16, 2004

Finally the PhotoBlog!

Here are some photos from the trip so far (beware, the page may take a while to load…)

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Feb 15, 2004

Chandler Endorsed by Courier-Journal!

The Courier-Journal endorsed Ben Chandler today. Highlights include: The Republican candidate, state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, is widely viewed as a nice person who has made little impact since being sent to Frankfort in 1998. She stresses that as a member of the President’s party and of the GOP majority in the House, she could do more than her opponent for the district. She has benefited from Sen. Mitch McConnell’s effort to amass a vault of campaign money for …

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Feb 15, 2004

scooped!

i would like to point out the amusing fact that because I have been out knocking on doors the DNC’s Kicking Ass has actually scooped us and posted photos of our kickoff event on their blog. THANKS!!! Also thanks to Kos for helping to spread the word. We will have pix coming later this morning - i promise!

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Feb 14, 2004

3 Days Out - The News

One of the nice things about being here in Kentucky is that you only have a go a few feet to pick up a copy of the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Today’s edition brings news that an influential panel recommends that the VA Hospital serving central Kentucky veterans should remain open despite earlier plans to close the facility.  Ben Chandler has long fought to keep the hospital open, a position only recently adopted by Alice Forgy Kerr.  (You know, imitation and …

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