The Chatter: Ky. Republicans rally for coal in D.C., Fischer unveils neighborhood plan, and more polling

09/15/2010 04:11 PM

Kentucky officials speak out for coal in Washington

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, 5th Congressional U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers — a Somerset Republican — and state Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, joined other elected officials in neighboring states and coal miners to rally against the Obama administration and it’s perceived attack on coal, the Courier-Journal reports. McConnell, speaking to the crowd, said he didn’t know where America would be without coal. Williams, who is running for governor in 2011, had his gubernatorial campaign send out a video of his remarks to the crowd.

Fischer unveils latest issue plan

Democratic Louisville mayoral candidate Greg Fischer released what his campaign called a 21st Century Neighborhood Plan on Monday, with 10 ideas in all. Some of the ideas, including synchronized stoplights on major roads and building the Southwest Regional Library are shared by Republican candidate Hal Heiner, who unveiled a similar plan in early August. Some other ideas in the plan, including creating neighborhood action teams made up of public safety officials and home-owners, as well as selling vacant and abandoned homes for $1 to families, organizations and churches are new ideas pushed by Fischer.

Other polls on the Kentucky U.S. Senate race released this week

Liberal website Daily Kos has released a poll by Public Policy Polling that shows Republican Rand Paul with a seven-point lead over Jack Conway, with nine percent undecided, according to cross-tabs of the poll. The Washington Post also features an internal poll released by Conway that has him down two points to Paul, 47-to-45. The polls are the most recent in a series of polls that have produced different results. Earlier this month, SurveyUSA and Rasmussen released separate polls that showed Paul up by 15 points. But a CNN/Time poll released last week shows the race dead even.

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