cn|2 The first Democrat to officially enter the race to challenge U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said he is “encouraged” by Alison Lundergan Grimes’ entrance into the race but questioned the Kentucky Democratic Party for starting fundraising efforts on Grimes’ behalf. Read more.
Minutes after Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate we received an email from the Kentucky Democratic Party's political and finance director Jared Smith. Click here to view the email.
As a lifelong Democrat that is Progressive and unashamed I can say one thing that many like me sincerely believe. Our party had a huge opportunity and dropped the ball. After being handed a huge election victory and mandate by the American people to clean up the messes and excesses of Republican rule what did we do?? We compromised and refused to fight for our true ideals. We sold out just enough to the other side and did not fight back hard enough and watered down all the promises we were to deliver on. Now, to most American voters we are little better than the other party that caused so many problems.
For a long time now we have had a problem in Kentucky. While our state has a wide majority of Democrats, we have several Congressional seats that remain Republican, have two Republican Senators, and vote on a national level in Presidential elections Republican. Now it appears as if we will have a leader of our state party who donated to the two worst Republicans of all, disgraced former Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Darth Vader of Kentucky politics, Mitch McConnell. To me, this shows the weakness of our party as a whole. There are too many apologists for the Corporate Republican ideology within our state and national party and the best thing they can do is leave our party, not lead it.
Let the ORDINARY citizens play your game. Those not obligated to special interest!
If speaking out makes any difference then Mr. Moore should make sure that more ordinary citizens are involved in the KDP. So far this has been a mutual admiration society of people with like interest....the good old boys and yes, the good old girls and long term incumbents.
The most immediate past of the KDP was blemished by allowing Jerry Lundergan to take the lead in the General Election. While many in the USA had a good feeling that Barrack Obama would be elected, that made little difference to the previous KDP people. In the rural areas the party was able to deliver for Hillary Clinton, but when it came to the CITIES it was a different story.