Trigg County Judge Stan Humphries faces a formidable opponent in Carroll Hubbard
(Murray, KY Mar 17, 2012) - On Saturday night, some 200 Jackson Purchase Republicans came to the campus of Murray State University for dinner. Many came for the speeches and prime rib.
Others came to plot strategy. They plotted on three levels: (1) defeat President Obama in West Kentucky (2) win control of Kentucky House of Representatives, and (3) how to defeat Carroll Hubbard.
Two of these strategies were discussed by speakers at the dinner. The strategy to take out Hubbard was discussed in the shadows of the elevator on the ground level of Curris Center (dinner was served on the 3rd floor).
With a great deal of passion and commitment, high level Republican money folks were excited to have just complied a massive file and notebook research on the scandals of Carroll Hubbard. They spoke on grounds of being inside sources.
This is their game plan for attacking Hubbard in his race to win retiring Ken Winters’ Senate seat. Hubbard has no primary opponent and will face Trigg County Judge Stan Humphries in the fall.
(1) Publicly, there will be an attack citing Hubbard’s age and alleged health issues. This will include possible use of high blood pressure. Along with this charge will come the issue of memory loss.
(2) Behind the scenes, there will be a darker level of attacks. These will include: (A) a whisper campaign of Hubbard’s marriages and his moral health (B) details from and about his going to federal prison in the early 1990’s, and (C) allegations of legal and personal business dealings that have gone bad will be used against the Democratic candidate.
This race for the Kentucky First District Senate seat will probably evolve into a newer uglier model of the Hubbard-Leeper Senate race for KY Senate District 2 in 2006. That race was mean spirited, fought by old political warriors with lots of money. Even with the advantage of incumbency, Leeper was able to defeat Hubbard by a little over fifty votes.
Hubbard ran against Ken Winters in 2008 and lost by 3780 votes.
This round, Hubbard faces a GOP candidate who has never run outside of his county. Hubbard’s long connection to the area and its voters means that he will not be easy to beat.