As Republicans review 2011 election, rumblings of change begin

11/11/2011 03:20 PM

LEXINGTON — Losing is never fun.

For Republicans, only one statewide candidate, Agriculture Commissioner-elect James Comer, has reason to celebrate after Tuesday’s election.

As Republicans prepare to have their annual Saturday after an election meeting Saturday in Louisville, some of the party faithful are calling for wholesale change in the party.

One of those is conservative columnist John David Dyche, who has said he believes that in addition to David Williams needing to step down as state Senate President, the Republican Party should change leadership at its headquarters.

But not everyone believes that forthcoming changes in Republican leadership should include replacing GOP Chairman Steve Robertson, who has been chairman since June 2007. Nor do they place all the blame on Williams, the former Republican gubernatorial nominee.

Of course, any moves at the RPK has the shadow of the party’s presidential year reorganization process hanging over it’s head. That process is set to begin at the start of next year.

And if any moves are made, they are unlikely to happen at tomorrow’s meeting.

Here’s Pure Politics’ take on Republicans’ moves going forward.

-Reporting and video production by Kenny Colston

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