Phil Moffett is a newcomer to electioneering. He’s a Louisville businessman and a self described tea party activist. He said that he is in the race to get government back to common sense. He told the Lincoln Day dinner crowd that, if elected, he will use the 10th Amendment (states’ rights) to push off “Obama care and other federal mandates.”
He is concerned with the growth of government and debt in the past ten years. He told the audience that the tax debt now is $28,500 per tax paying family.
Moffett quoted Forbes Magazine that called Kentucky the worst run state in the nation. He criticized those in leadership who didn’t have the courage to stand up and fix the problems now, a subtle reference to long serving Senator David Williams.
In true tea party tradition, he said that this is a 1776 moment in our state. It was not the young who precipitated the American Revolution, but middle aged people who stood up and said enough.
Lt. Governor Candidate Harmon - Answering the Call
Moffett’s running mate is Danville Representative Mike Harmon, who’s in his fifth term in the General Assembly. Harmon was the first Republican to gain the seat in Boyle County in 102 years. This is his first statewide run for office.
Harmon told the crowd that he felt called by God to run for higher office and when David Adams, Rand Paul’s former campaign manager, contacted him about running with Moffett, he answered in the affirmative.