RPK plans pre-State of the Commonwealth live stream hosted by Sen. Wise and Rep. Webber

02/08/2017 11:09 AM

Ten minutes before Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the State of the Commonwealth address two Republican lawmakers will offer a live behind-the-scenes look at the speech and the Capitol.

The preview is the first of what could be a new age in direct digital communications from the Republican Party of Kentucky to their social media followers.

Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, and Rep. Russell Webber, R-Shepherdsville, will appear together live on the Republican Party’s Facebook page on Wednesday night, where they will preview Bevin’s speech, according to RPK spokesman Tres Watson.

“We haven’t done anything like this before at the state party. We’re excited to see how it works,” he said. “We’ve been promoting it pretty heavily to our followers, and we’re excited to do something new here.”

Watson said the live stream would take place near the House of Representatives where Bevin will speak at 7:00 pm eastern, though he did anticipate the two would give viewers a look from the House floor during the ten-minute long live stream.

“It’s going to be an interesting opportunity for people to see the surroundings and the trappings of what goes on before the State of the Commonwealth — most people don’t get to make it up to the Capitol for this,” he said.

Wise and Webber were tapped by their caucuses to take part in the video, which is not meant to be a full bore policy discussion, but rather a new social media foray which could be beefed up in the future.


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