KY Democratic candidates take 'clean sweep' message on the road

10/17/2011 04:31 PM

LEXINGTON — With the entire slate of Democratic candidates present, the Kentucky Democratic Party kicked off a two week bus tour Sunday to urge supporters to deliver a clean sweep in Nov. 8.

Gov. Steve Beshear, who is seeking re-election, joined the first leg of the tour Sunday in Lexington. His running mate, former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, and first lady Jane Beshear will take turns representing the governor throughout the week on the tour.

U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, a Democrat who represents Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District, told supporters that Democrats have their “foot on (Republicans) throats” and need to keep it there until after Nov. 8.

If successful, agriculture commissioner candidate Robert Farmer, said the margins of victory could lead to the ouster of Republican David Williams as Senate president. Williams is the Republican candidate for governor.

And Adam Edelen, the Democratic nominee for Auditor, called the entire Republican slate “bankrupt” — a reference to criticism of his Republican opponent John Kemper, who is in personal bankruptcy.

Here is the Pure Politics coverage of the Democrats’ kick-off here:

-Reporting and video production by Kenny Colston


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