The Chatter: Edelen's new website, Chandler on GOP budget and more

04/07/2011 10:41 AM

Democratic candidate for auditor, Adam Edelen, has unveiled a new website . The site replaces a standard front page that included only links to donate and for social media that Edelen had used since he announced his candidacy for auditor.

The new website includes Edelen’s platform, as well as other standard campaign website functions like donation and social media links and biographical information. Edelen is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for auditor.

Chandler opposes Republican proposals on Social Security, Medicare
U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, who represents Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District in Central Kentucky, is speaking out against the proposed GOP federal budget plan.

Chandler, who is part of the centrist Blue Dog Democrat group, said in a statement that he opposes the plan because it would end Social Security and Medicare “as we know them.”

Chandler also said a government shutdown, which is looming, is fiscally irresponsible.

“Anyone who is serious about cutting the deficit can’t shut the government down,” Chandler said in the statement. “A government shutdown isn’t an answer, it’s a failure — it’s irresponsible. It’s time to get serious about working together in Washington to get things done for the American people.”

Holsclaw says no to debate challenge
Republican gubernatorial candidate and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw has turned down a challenge to debate by primary opponent Phil Moffett, according to Phillip Bailey of WFPL.

Moffett issued the challenge earlier this week after Holsclaw said Moffett should drop out of the race because he signed a ballot petition for Ken Moellman, a Libertarian running for treasurer.

Because Moffett did that, Holsclaw claimed Moffett is not a true Republican. Senate President David Williams is the third candidate in the GOP primary for governor.

Paul’s Libya resolution turned away
An attempt by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to deliver a sense of the Senate resolution scolding President Barack Obama for using military force in Libya without Congressional approval was shot down heavily (90-10) in a procedural vote.

Paul, who had drafted the resolution using Obama’s own words in 2007, said after the losing vote that he was surprised he didn’t have more Republican support, James Carroll of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.

The Senate did approve a resolution through unanimous consent last month dealing with Libya. The State Department has pointed to language in Senate Resolution 85 that, among its provisions, urges the United Nations Security Council to protect Libyan citizens using methods “including the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Libyan territory,” according to the text of the bill:

- Compiled by Kenny Colston

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