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State Auditor Edelen taking on gov't spenders
Edelen greets county chairs Morgan and Morphew
State Auditor Edelen taking on gov't spenders

(Murray KY, June 21, 2013) – State Auditor Adam Edelen never dreamed when he was elected that he would be investigating his childhood hero. But, he told a crowd of Democrats Friday evening, that was what happened soon after he took office.

“I bleed blue, but Richie Farmer (a former basketball star for the University of Kentucky) needed to be held accountable.”

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Attendance down and media absent from political dinner
Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner
Attendance down and media absent from political dinner

(Murray KY, June 21, 2013) – A smaller than average crowd of First District Democratic activists gathered on this Friday evening on the first official day of summer for the Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner sponsored by the Calloway County Democratic Party Executive Committee...

 

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Alison Lundergan Grimes (of the present) meets Evelyn Hudson (of the future)
Alison Lundergan Grimes and Evelyn Hudson
Alison Lundergan Grimes (of the present) meets Evelyn Hudson (of the future)
Alison moved quickly through the small gathering of well wishers and supporters. When the last senior citizen faded away, Alison, the candidate, came toe to toe with Evelyn, the student. For a split second in time, their eyes registered the other’s existence and purpose in life.
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Alison Lundergan Grimes - keeping her powder dry
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
Alison Lundergan Grimes - keeping her powder dry
Alison Lundergan Grimes did not tip her hand on whether she will take on Mitch McConnell, Kentucky's senior senator in 2014. She did criticize McConnell for opposing the Violence Against Women Act and legislation supporting equal pay for equal work. She reminded the audience that women make up 53% of the electorate.
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Conway vows to fight EPA for clean up
Attorney General Jack Conway greets a supporter.
Conway vows to fight EPA for clean up

Conway finished with his remarks with his views on the closure of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. He told the crowd that he would fight to make the Department of Energy clean up the 40,000 barrels of depleted on the facility grounds. He vowed not to let the DOE get away with telling Kentucky how to handle its waste problems while walking away from its responsibilities.

“The EPA wants to walk away. I’m not going to let them walk away.”

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Treasurer Todd Hollenbach
Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach
Treasurer Todd Hollenbach "pro-life fiscal conservative Democrat"

(Murray KY, June 21, 2013) – State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is a perennial favorite with Democratic crowds. He always delivers a cheerfully scathing indictment of the other party, using humor, quotes and poetry to make his points.

The 2013 Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner was no exception.

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