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Fancy Farm Picnic 2012 - several top officials taking a pass this year
Mark Wilson, political chair of Fancy Farm Picnic at last year's picnic.

Fancy Farm Picnic 2012

(Fancy Farm, KY July 26, 2012) -  Three of Kentucky’s top elected officials with no great reason to put themselves in the heat of a west Kentucky summer day are going to be someplace else on August 4th. 

The list so far from Mark Wilson, political chair of the FFP:

Not coming:

Governor Beshear – junketing to Germany
Lt. Gov. Abramson -  A family event came up
Sen. Rand Paul  - Staying home with family

Confirmed and speaking:

Ag. Commisioner James Comer (emcee)
A representative to speak on behalf of Mitt Romney
 (Either Mike Johanns, US Senator Nebraska and former Ag Secretary
or Todd Staples, Texas Ag Commissioner)
Rep. Ed Whitfield
Charles Hatchett (His opponent)
Rep. Greg Stumbo (on behalf of Gov. Beshear)
Local candidates for state House and Senate

Confirmed and not speaking:

Treasurer Todd Hollenbach


Sen. Mitch McConnell
Sec. of State Allison Lundergan Grimes
Attorney General Jack Conway
Auditor Adam Edelen
A representative to speak on behalf of President Obama

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