Vote for Edelen
On Tuesday, Kentuckians should reelect Adam Edelen for state auditor because he has vigorously defended the public's trust and exposed government corruption.
Edelen has an impressive record of shedding light on the dark places of our politics. He has protected students through investigations into abuse like in Shelby County, where nearly $600,000 was stolen through the former payroll manager.
His office exposed that over 3,000 untested sexual assault kits are backlogged throughout the commonwealth and has pushed to streamline the process to bring justice to rapists.
With the bipartisan support of Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, Edelen's office conducted a thorough examination into the fraud and abuse of former commissioner Richie Farmer.
As one who is still idealistic about the future of Kentucky and who has run for local office, I am inspired by the zeal and dedication Edelen has for good government. He knows that public trust is sacred and worth defending.
Our friends on the left have recently suggested Republicans aren't backing their own candidates in the upcoming November 3 election.
In response, the Republican Party of Fayette County's Executive Committee clearly offers its unanimous support for Matt Bevin and the full slate of Republican candidates. We support them, not simply because they are Republicans, but because they are the best qualified candidates for the offices they seek.
Kentucky faces incredible challenges ahead: a pension crisis involving billions, rising drug addictions and overdoses, education resources and effectiveness issues, and burdensome state debt levels. New ideas are needed to address these challenges. The Democrats offer no new ideas; they aren't even offering new names.
Instead, they offer misleading advertisements ignoring these issues. On Nov. 3, let's elect Matt Bevin, Jenean Hampton, Whitney Westerfield, Allison Ball, Steve Knipper, Ryan Quarles and Mike Harmon to address the issues Democrats have ignored for too long.
Republican Party of Fayette County
Democrat Jack Conway is polished, yet vile — a poor representation of what's great about America. He has spent years running for every political office in the state. He wins some, loses others, but is certainly no winner.
He claims to support equality for all but evidently not everybody deserves the same opportunity that was conferred upon him by virtue of his birth.
His politics are divisive. He could tout his record as attorney general, but it's less than stellar. His inaction on illegal, partisan board appointments has exposed his special protection of Gov. Steve Beshear.
His refusal to implement laws on grounds of conscience belies a contempt for the majority that doesn't share his personal views. His campaign has spent millions on attack ads. Meanwhile, we have, with Conway helming law enforcement, been ranked by a Harvard University study as the most corrupt state.
This does not merit a promotion.
The real con men
Sam Youngman's article with quotes against Matt Bevin from David Bergstein, the hit man spokesman for the Kentucky Democratic Party, clearly shows both as operatives who will say anything to get Conway elected.
Bergstein, just hired in March as Conway's campaign spokesman, had the same job elsewhere — a hit man who creates ads against any Republican candidate. Bergstein and Youngman are the real con men and delusional liars. Bergstein is the real carpetbagger, a gunman hired by Conway and the Democratic Party in Kentucky to shoot down Bevin, whom they fear.
Bevin seems to be very honest, hard-working and a real family man who, like myself, relocated to Kentucky more than 25 years ago. We both chose to live in Kentucky. These false attack ads clearly prove the type of individual Conway is. Don't vote for him.
Question for Conway
As a Democrat, I am appalled at the campaign Jack Conway is running. Where were Conway and Steve Beshear when other governors and their attorneys general were suing the federal government over Obamacare?
Before Obamacare, people who worked part time could work up to 39 hours per week. Now part-time workers are only allowed 20 to 26 hours per week.
Now most full-time employees in the service sector can only get 30 to 36 hours per week.
In Kentucky and 36 other states, the majority voted that marriage is between a man and a woman. Five people overruled states' rights. These people are not elected, but appointed to the Supreme Court.
When I hear Conway and Beshear tell Kim Davis to do her job. My question is why did they not do theirs?
Thanks for the laugh
Concerning Sam Youngman's article on Drew Curtis:
No, Drew, it was the Trump remark. Further, I just laughed out loud when you didn't "remember" who you voted for when you were "accused" of voting for Barack Obama. Ha, ha, ha, ha.