U.S. Sen. Paul endorses Dan Ballou for Kentucky Supreme Court

01/10/2018 11:48 AM

Kentucky’s junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, is throwing his support to Circuit Judge Dan Ballou in the race for the 3rd judicial district justice for Kentucky’s Supreme Court.

In statement, Paul said he was excited to endorse Ballou, the Chief Circuit Court Judge for Kentucky’s 34th Judicial Circuit, in his 2018 election bid to replace Justice Daniel Venters.

“I am excited to endorse Judge Dan Ballou’s campaign for the Kentucky Supreme Court. Judge Ballou has dedicated his life to defending the Constitution, our freedom and liberty, and our way of life in Kentucky,” Paul said in a statement. “He has served our country honorably as a Marine and his community as an elected judge. In applying the law and administering justice, Judge Ballou is guided by our founding documents. He would be an excellent choice for the Kentucky Supreme Court.”

Ballou, of Williamsburg, is currently the only judge to file for the position of Justice of the Supreme Court, a nonpartisan position. The 3rd judicial district encompasses 27 counties in southeast Kentucky. Justices serve eight year terms.

Nick Storm

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  • Ricky Lee Williams Jr. wrote on January 10, 2018 12:47 PM :

    Nick Storm , are you telling me that not a one of the 137 members of the General Assembly has enough guts or gumption to come on the show and do a set down interview on any bills they have going in this 2018 session ? What is going on ? Governor Bevin will only go on talk radio and mainly in other states. Bevin has started to look more and more like ole Sara Palin while Governor of Alaska. Got that National Ambition glare. And hopefully her time frame in the public eye before petering out…

    Nick , if the state leaders can’t talk substance then just begin to read their many resolutions they have filed at the clerks desk. Doing endorsements while the assembly is in session , is like talking next years recruiting prospects while March Madness is on. Its no wonder we are in the shape we find ourselves in today. These politicians keep our eyes moving on anything and everything while they do the big things in another area. Like a good magician. Send out a email to all committee chairs and members that you will bring a camera and a mic if they will just set down long enough to explain what they’re doing in Frankfort for the folks..

    And where are all the democrats at ? The GOP members say they can’t talk for this reason or that reason,, but if I am the party on the outside , looking in, I am trying to speak wisdom , ideas, hope, to get back into power. Who has the democrats tongues so far into this session ? No substance to bring or no courage to speak up ? Are we afraid of the Feds on that side of the aisles… RL

  • Ricky Lee Williams Jr. wrote on January 10, 2018 01:01 PM :

    Mac Brown bring some of that good KY Bourbon to the Capital. This bunch is too tight. Need to loosen them up a bit. Might get one of them to slip up and tell the truth.. RL


  • Ricky Lee Williams Jr. wrote on January 10, 2018 02:58 PM :

    We got 47mins today out of our Senate friends. Tomorrow at 2:07pm est. We all turn to Frankfort and give them the 2 handed Bird ! Let’s show them how we feel and that we are sick of their BS. Don’t be late. They don’t stick around long after the prayer and pledge of allegiance.. God Bless us fools who elected this bunch into the Gilded Life.. RL

  • Honest Parley wrote on January 11, 2018 12:40 PM :

    We find it an appalling over-reach and a brazen display of arrogance for a sitting partisan US Senator to interfere in a district-determined election of a non-partisan supreme court position. But what a surprise, coming from Dr. Paul…

    And RLW, we very much appreciate your candor, commitment, enthusiasm and consistency in your concern for our Commonwealth. Cheers!

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