Phil Moffett and state Sen. Thayer disagree over benefits of political experience at dinner

05/16/2011 02:56 PM

Republican candidate for governor Phil Moffett has been playing up his background as political outsider throughout the election and received some applause to that from some GOP voters at the Scott County Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday.

But that didn’t sit well with state Sen. Damon Thayer, a Georgetown Republican who was emcee of the event. Thayer said he was proud to be a politician and that it was a noble calling.

It’s unusual to see a Lincoln Day Dinner host respond to a candidate. Thayer is backing Senate President David Williams in Tuesday’s GOP primary for governor.

The third candidate in that race, Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw, acknowledged that she was an underdog in the race but said she could pull off the upset.

Here’s a recap of the last Republican Party dinner before the primary:

- 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 donald.weber@charter.com.

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