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BridgeTheGap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 09:55 AM
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Al Cross | Democrats' disunity risky in long run
"I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat."
Will Rogers' oft-cited quote came to mind again last week as Kentucky Democrats looked like a gang that couldn't shoot straight, while Kentucky Republicans talked about a ticket that could clear the field for next year's GOP primary for governor and lieutenant governor.

When Rand Paul won the May 18 Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, and promptly made statements about civil rights, oil blowouts and coal-mine safety that are likely to turn off persuadable voters, the momentum from his landslide victory dissipated -- and Attorney General Jack Conway, who won the Democratic primary very narrowly, looked within easy striking distance.

Conway scrambling
But a chain of events that began the day after the election has Conway scrambling to bring into his tent Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, who lost the primary by 4,174 votes, 0.8 percent of the total, and said last week that he might not endorse Conway.

The margin was small enough to prompt an automatic recanvass in many states, and Mongiardo said the morning after the primary that he would ask for one. Conway's camp said that would complicate its efforts to start fund-raising for the general election, so a deal was struck: Mongiardo forsook the recanvass in return for Conway's pledge to help raise $70,000 for Mongiardo's campaign, according to advisers in both camps. The agreement did not call for Mongiardo to endorse Conway, but was the beginning of a process that would naturally lead to an endorsement.

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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 11:45 AM
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1. Fuck Mongiardo
Fucking prick will probably try to sabotage Conway to make himself look good for the next election.
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