Last Saturday evening over a hundred hungry Dems showed up to eat catfish, tap their toes to a local gospel group and hear Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo and primary opponent, Darlene Price, in their bids to succeed Sen. Jim Bunning. Also on hand, Treasurer Todd Hollanbach and gubernatorial independent Gatewood Galbraith.
Mark Riddle, Jack Conway's campaign manager, came over to send the candidate's greetings. We previously reported that Conway was holding a fundraiser at Lake Barkley at the same time.
At right, Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo sat without fanfare with local residents during the dinner. Mongiardo chatted about health care, being an expectant father (he confesses to being nervous) and asked for suggestions for names for his baby daughter due in 16 more weeks.
At left - Mary Jo Dukes, a lifetime Hickman County Democrat, and candidate Darlene Fitzgarald Price smile for the camera. .
Below right- Former Circuit Clerk Mike Lawrence and City Councilman Jeff Morrow. Mike is rumored to be interested in a rematch with First District Rep. Steve Rudy and Treasurer Hollanbach answers questions. At right, Tim Havrilek, the Underground Rooster, made it to the fish fry after attending the St. John's Picnic.
Carroll Hubbard, a well known figure in West Kentucky politics, was the only person that Sen. Mitch McConnell had ever called back. Candidate Price had asked the crowd who had ever been called back by McConnell. Hubbard said that McConnell once bought him lunch - to persuade Hubbard to switch parties.
At right, Murray City Councilman Greg Anderson and Young Dem leader followed Hubbard over to Clinton from St. Johns. Greg said they "did eighty on roads with no stripes." His trip back to Murray was more sedate.
The Hickman County singers rocked the house with their enthusiasm and harmonies.