Aqua Buddha comes to Fancy Farm? P'Pool says 'we'll see' and Kemper in enemy territory

08/05/2011 04:26 PM

PADUCAH — The infamous god of Kentucky politics could be making an appearance at this year’s Fancy Farm, the Republican candidate for attorney general told Pure Politics on Friday.

Saying it’s something people remember from Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway’s U.S. Senate race last year, Republican challenger Todd P’Pool hinted that Aqua Buddha may show up on the grounds of St. Jermone Catholic Church on Saturday.

Of course, P’Pool said people would have to wait and see.

Kemper on first time at Fancy Farm

John Kemper, the Republican candidate for auditor, is relating his first Fancy Farm as a candidate to his days playing football at the University of Kentucky.

Saying he views it as playing in an enemy’s stadium, where they “hiss and boo,” Kemper said he’s ready for his first moment on the platform.

Linda Greenwell, a Republican who twice ran against Democratic Auditor Crit Luallen for the auditor’s office, gave Kemper some advice for how to handle the big Saturday event.

-Written by Kenny Colston, video production by Don Weber

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Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at


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