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Feb 14, 2004

Decision Time - Polls Open in 60 Hours

Well, after a leisurely sleep (people on my bus were given three hours to be back for breakfast and work assignments), volunteers were deployed to knock on doors, do lit drops, talk to voters, and shuttle people around town in a small armada of buses and vans. (Alright, the bus drivers are professionals, but as for the rest…). Some people were sent to volunteer phone banks that had been set up near staging centers around town.  I’m actually writing …

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Feb 14, 2004

THE VOLUNTEERS

They came from across America.  From nearby states like Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois—to places further away like California, Montana, Michigan and Puerto Rico � and many locations in between. Differentiated by their ages, interests and hues, they were united by their understanding that the pivotal elections of November 2004 would really begin on Tuesday, February 17.  And voters in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District have the privilege of casting the first votes. It appears an easy choice. On the …

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Feb 13, 2004

NRCC “Telling it Like it Ain’t”

So our good friends at the NRCC struck another blow for “Fair and Balanced” coverage of the Kentucky race yesterday at their “Blog Across the Nation”. They quote the Lexington Herald-Leader and say: ”’...a Korean War veteran, also presented Principi with 6,500 petition signatures urging him to invest more resources at the Leestown hospital.’ Although the same veteran was used in an ad by Chandler, ‘he declined to throw his support’ towards the failed gubernatorial candidate. (Lexington Herald-Leader, 2/12/04)” …

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Feb 12, 2004

Kentuckians Reject Blackmail

The Jessamine Journal’s Randy Patrick had this to say: At a $50-a-head fund-raiser, Hastert told farmers that if Kerr were elected, he would work with her to push a tobacco-buyout bill through the House Agriculture Committee and bring it to the floor of the House for a vote… Now the Republicans are holding a gun to the farmer’s head and saying they won’t even do that unless Kentuckians vote for their candidate. (read the full article here) Also, new …

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Feb 11, 2004

Chandler Endorsed by the Lex Herald-Leader

Chandler won the endorsement of the Lexington Herald-Leader this morning. They said: The waves of attacks and distortions, most fueled by out-of-state Republican money, are coming by TV, mail and phone. This multimillion-dollar mudslide is so repulsive that voters could hardly be blamed for ignoring Tuesday’s special election, which has the added disincentive of falling on the day after a federal holiday for some workers…. By wading through the muck and examining the candidates’ credentials, they will see that …

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Feb 10, 2004

NOVEMBER’S ELECTIONS START FEB 17!

The first showdown between Democrats-Republicans in the 2004 elections takes place in the upcoming special election in Kentucky. Here’s why it’s so important.  1. AUDIENCE: From Karl Rove burning the midnight oil at 1600, to those monitoring the results from �undisclosed locations,” Republicans will be reading the electoral tea leaves to see if the public’s buying what they’re selling. Political reporters will be watching closely.  Yesterday influential election analyst Stu Rothernberg, wrote in Roll Call  (registration required) that a …

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