The Chatter: Yarmuth blasts GOP budget, Kemper lands endorsement, Moffett money woes and more

04/06/2011 08:53 AM

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Democrat who represents Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District, blasted the federal budget released by Republicans yesterday as a “payback for the prosperous,” in a news conference.

Yarmuth went on to call the budget “unbalanced.” You can see Yarmuth’s comments below:

Tea Party group picks favorite in GOP auditor race
Republican auditor candidate John Kemper picked up his first endorsement of the primary season, receiving an endorsement from the Louisville Tea Party.

Kemper, a Lexington developer, is running against state Rep. Addia Wuchner of Florence for the GOP nomination for auditor.

In a release, the Louisville Tea Party said Kemper would be able to get around “band-aid fixes” currently going on in Frankfort.

“John Kemper is a true fiscal conservative, who supports the Louisville TEA Party’s mission of fiscally responsible policies, lower taxes, and Constitutionally limited government,” the group said in its endorsement.

Moffett money bomb fails to blow up
Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett is still having trouble convincing supporters to write checks for his campaign.

His two-day “money bomb” that ended Tuesday night raised roughly $12,000 bringing the campaign’s total fund-raising to $83,000.

Despite having a high-profile fund-raiser and backing, the “money bomb” felt short of a goal of $300,000 that the Moffett campaign says it needs by the beginning of May to compete with the campaign of Senate President David Williams, who told Pure Politics last month that he had raised more than $1 million so far in the primary campaign.

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