The Chatter: Edelen's 'mean' message, P'Pool's award triple and Yarmuth handicaps 2012

10/04/2011 06:16 PM

Democratic candidate for state auditor Adam Edelen will go up on the air with his first commercials in Northern Kentucky and Louisville on Oct. 17, according to public ad files with Insight Communications, the parent company of cn|2.

He has purchased nearly $30,000 worth of ad time on cable for the last three weeks of the election.

Edelen said he already taped at least one of the spots and recruited his twin six-year-old sons for the shoot. And he told some of his Democratic peers at a recent dinner that he had some difficulty keeping one of his sons on message

P’Pool wins third child support collection award

Republican candidate for Attorney General Todd P’Pool was in Frankfort on Tuesday to accept an award on behalf of the Hopkins County Attorney’s office, which he runs.

The county attorney’s office has a contract with the Kentucky Health and Family Services Cabinet to collect delinquent child support payments. The cabinet gave P’Pool’s office an award for the third time.

This summer, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported the state sent a letter telling P’Pool’s office to keep better track of its timekeeping records.

And Pure Politics recently interviewed P’Pool about that:

Yarmuth’s satirical take on Republican presidential field

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took himself out of the Republican presidential field today — again.

But apparently, the field is already entertaining enough for Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth.

Yarmuth used the Republican field as fodder for his stand-up routine at a recent Democratic dinner in Louisville.

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