Kentucky Agricultural Commissioner, Jamie Comer, is on “media fire.” During his term in office, he has been releasing an average of 3 statewide press releases a week.
It started with his views on (1) how to redesign the Kentucky Agriculture Department, (2) how to cope with the Richie Farmer mess (3) creating Kentucky Proud food honor program (4) joint state audit of his office with Adam Edelen, State Auditor and (5) hemp.
How is he on media fire?
Newspapers articles are now running 8 to 1 for Comer. Compared with statewide press released by Conway or Edelen or any other potential candidate, Comer’s organization gets eight times more local coverage of his progress and message as his potential rivals.
Everything he does becomes a press release. Comparing Comer to Conway, Edelen, and all other potential candidates for Kentucky governor in 2015, Comer is winning the local media war.
The point to all of this is that Comer is the only statewide official now connecting with small town and rural Kentuckians on a regular basis. He is telling them that his core message is “I am fighting for your future with new ideas and programs to better your life and create jobs.”
The public reads about his fight against (1) the state police over hemp (2) against federal officials over hemp and (3) his own political party over the future of how the GOP should embrace the 21st Century.
Republican Comer can beat Democrat Jack Conway in a statewide race for governor. Comer has visited every county in Kentucky, TWICE!
Where is Conway now, in 2014?
His past political races will not carry over into success unless he reinvents who he is. So far, that process has not emerged into the Race for Governor political landscape.
Comer will seize the political high ground of defining (1) a new urban Kentucky (2) a new rural Kentucky (3) forging a new vision for a 21st Century Kentucky. He will attack with “a positive campaign” over the issue of Kentucky health & wellness where fresh food partnership should be forming between urban centers and a new breed of Kentucky farmers supplying this food
The Democrats in Frankfort have been and still are ignoring Comer’s strategic plan of securing the rural regions of Kentucky with a late six months “Get the Vote Out” effort for urban Kentucky.