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.
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