Why Andy Barr's two minutes of national air time could mean lots of 30 seconds spots in Ky.

08/30/2012 07:23 AM

TAMPA — Andy Barr made a calculated risk to take time off the campaign trail for the 6th congressional district to attend the Republican National Convention and speak for two minutes in a non-prime-time speech.

But those two minutes could pay off in more ways than one, Republicans at the convention said.

Barr’s speech focused on coal and the policies of President Barack Obama, but never mentioned incumbent Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler.

Chad Holland, executive director of the West Virginia Republican Party, told Pure Politics on Wednesday that Barr’s speech went over well with his delegation and will likely lead to campaign donations from West Virginia.

Former Kentucky Secretary of State and now the director of the Harvard Institute of Politics, said he thinks the move could pay off big time for Barr. Here’s the wrap-up of why Barr’s two minutes on stage could matter.

Chandler said he’s going to skip the Democratic National Convention to spend that time in the 6th District and campaign for re-election.


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