Democratic women's training group predicting 2018 will be, "real year of the woman"

02/22/2018 01:46 PM

With a record number of women running for office in the Kentucky General Assembly, Emerge Kentucky Board chair Jennifer Moore says efforts are reaching a critical mass in the Commonwealth.

Spurred into action by divisiveness within the system, the 2016 election of President Trump and the “me too” movement, Moore said there are nearly 200 women who are finding their voice and running for elected office this year.

There are 23 Emerge Kentucky Democratic women’s training group candidates running for the General Assembly in 2018.

To get past their primaries and win general elections, Moore said it takes tough shoe-leather campaigning and direct interaction with voters in their districts.

Moore is hopeful that the candidates can win their races, and add to a more collegial atmosphere in the General Assembly, and other elected offices.

Watch the full interview for a list of some of the Emerge women running for office this year.

Nick Storm

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  • I'm just saying wrote on February 22, 2018 07:07 PM :

    Jenny is why the Kentucky Demoncrats can’t have anything nice. Her cult of personality has been promising the “year of the woman” for a decade.

    This scam “Emerge” has lined the pockets of Kathy Grubb and Jenny’s minions for years in an effort to set her up to run for office.

    The only really successful women in KY politics are not products Emerge (Grimes, Luallen, Overly) at all.

    When will she run already so that Ds, Rs and Is can reject her and we won’t have to listen the her ‘nails on chalkbaord’ voice anyone?

  • Heza Putz wrote on February 22, 2018 09:01 PM :

    Already getting a little tired of Me Too? Yea, me too. Oprah was a pimp for Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer was laughingly called the cock of Thirty Rock long before he got canned.

  • Cumberland Gap wrote on February 23, 2018 08:58 AM :

    Wow, the conservative guys get pushy and threatened when the women want a seat at the table of leadership.

  • Geoff Young for Congress wrote on February 23, 2018 10:48 AM :

    Jennifer Moore is one of the 121 “Democrats” I just accused (yesterday) of felony election fraud. Please contact U.S. Attorney Robert M. Duncan, Jr. at the Lexington Main Phone Number: (859) 233-2661 – and leave a message asking him to empanel a grand jury to decide whether to indict these 121 suspects.

    Media Release – For Immediate Release – February 23, 2018 – Lexington, KY

    Geoff Young (D) Requests the Indictment of 121 Ky. Dems for Felony Election Fraud

    On 2/22/18, Geoff Young, the first Democrat to file to run for the U.S. House seat that is now occupied by Andy Barr ®, mailed an “Official, Notarized Criminal Complaint Against Certain Powerful Democrats for Ongoing Election Fraud and Violations of Geoff Young’s Constitutional Rights (Federal and Kentucky)” to the U.S. Attorneys for Eastern Kentucky, Western Kentucky, and the FBI. He suggested that they might want to convene a grand jury to decide whether to indict 121 powerful Kentucky Democrats, including the following people:

    1. Ben Self, Current Chairperson of the Kentucky “Democratic” Party (lives in Fayette Co.)
    2. Sannie Overly, former Chair of the KDP from 1/30/16 to 11/11/17
    3. Patrick Hughes, former Chair of the KDP from 2/6/15 to 1/30/16
    4. Dan Logsdon, former Chair of the KDP from 2010 to 2/6/15
    5. Mary Nishimuta, Executive Director of the KDP (Scott County, I believe)
    6. Charlotte Flanery
    7. Ronnie Bastin
    8. Mark Barnard
    9. Reggie Thomas
    10. Amy McGrath
    11. Jim Gray
    12. Adam Edelen
    13. Jack Conway, former Attorney General of Kentucky
    14. Steve Beshear, former Governor of Kentucky
    15. Attorney General Andy Beshear
    16. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
    17. The Kentucky Young Democrats and whoever was Chairperson on 8/26/17
    18. The College Democrats of Kentucky and whoever was Chairperson on 8/26/17
    19. George Russell, Franklin Co. Chairperson and member of State Board of Elections
    20. Albert B, Chandler III, member of State Board of Elections
    21. Donald W. Blevins, member of State Board of Elections
    22. Maryellen Allen, former Executive Director of the State Board of Elections
    23. Greg Copley, Attorney General’s Office
    24. Barbara Whaley, retired from Attorney General’s Office
    25. Shawna Kincer, Attorney General’s Office
    26. Jon Salomon, Esq.
    27. Adam K. Neel, Esq.
    28. Kristin E. McCall, Esq.
    29. Mark Guilfoyle, Esq.
    30. Jennifer A. Moore, Esq.
    31. Abigale Rhodes Green, Esq.
    32. Bailey Roese, Esq.
    33. Christie A. Moore, Esq.
    34. Matt James, Assistant Attorney General
    35. Clint Morris, Chairperson of the Fayette County “Democratic” Party

    50. Donna Moore Campbell

    55. Angela Evans
    56. Chris Ford
    57. Denise Gray

    59. Josh Hicks

    66. Bob McNulty
    67. Josh Mers

    76. Alayne White

    The State Central Executive Committee of the KDP and all of its voting members.

    Young also has a federal lawsuit pending against the KDP and FCDP for election fraud, which is now before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Young stated: “This criminal conspiracy has been continuing to violate my freedom of speech, the KDP Bylaws, and Kentucky election laws, even while my civil lawsuit is still pending against them. They don’t seem to take election fraud seriously.”

    He concluded, “It will be up to federal law enforcement authorities to determine whether to prosecute the conspiracy for federal crimes first, or wait until my civil lawsuit is finally resolved.”

    Young’s 67-page Criminal Complaint is available via Dropbox using this URL:

    For more details or to arrange an interview, please contact:

    Geoff Young for Congress
    (859) 278-4966
    Campaign web site:

  • Ed Jessup wrote on February 25, 2018 01:09 PM :

    Finally, something we can agree on!

    Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Greens, and Tea Partiers can join together in expressing our extreme boredom with Geoff Young’s never-ending writing about his troubles.

    If that guy spent 1/10th as much time campaigning as he does obsessing over his complaints, he’d be on a school board or city commission somewhere.

    He’s making me sleeeepy . . .

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