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

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at


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