The Chatter: Comer to advise Romney on ag issues; Independent files for 6th Congressional race

08/08/2012 03:52 PM

Comer tapped to advise Romney on Agriculture

Kentucky Republican Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer has been tapped by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to be among a select group of advisers to the campaign on agriculture issues.

“He (Romney) recognizes the significance that agriculture has to the economy to Kentucky,” Comer said.

Comer is one of only two agriculture commissioners to get the call.

Independent files to run in 6th District

Randolph Vance filed to run as an Independent in the 6th Congressional District against Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and Republican challenger and Lexington lawyer Andy Barr.

The Hearld-Leader’s Beth Musgrave first reported that Vance had filed his paper work. Vance is listed as working third shift for Speedway gas station in Lexington.

Vance received 22 votes as a write-in candidate in the 2010 6th congressional race.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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