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Ken Lucas, the former congressman of the 4th district and now occupied by Geoff Davis, may run again for Congress. When he ran, he ran on term limits. He said he would be there for 2. He ended going 3, realized he needed to stick with his pledge as much as possible and bowed out. In recent months, a number of northern Kentucky Democrats have been trying to persuade Lucas to get back in and run against Davis in 2006. Davis ran against Lucas in 2002 and lost.
Lucas had said last week he wasn't interested. This week he reaffirmed that position but also said never say never in politics. Why did all this come about. The Dems in Northern Ky. have put on a relentless campaign to get him back. They've been calling, writing letters, etc. They've really put forth a major effort.
The other part of this is money and he'll have it. Right now, no one's paying much attention to the Northern Ky. race. If Lucas jumps in, the district comes into play majorly. The reason is Lucas' former campaign manager, John Lapp, is now the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
posted by Stithmeister @ 9:16 PM
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I was reading the other day that 3 of KY's 6 districts were having GOP candidates running unopposed. We desperatedly need GOOD candidates for some of these. I'm not in one of those areas, but if I was, I would almost have to run just as a matter of princaple. And believe me, I'm NOT good political material. :)
Someone once said "Anyone who wants political ofice should be automatically excluded". Perhaps a random drawing or something in line of "Jury Duty" should be used instead, to appoint Congress Critters. I doubt it would be any worse than what we currently have.
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One district of the 6 is Democrat.
If they can saddle up Lucas for the race, the 4th district will have a high profile content and the state Dems are eyeing the second district pretty heavily. Nobody could beat Hal Rogers in eastern Kentucky and I don't think anyone is challenging Whitfield out in western Kentucky. The other slot os Northup in Louisville. A strong Democrat might beat her but no one is choosing to run against her so far. Of course there's still a little time left to declare.
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Well, Kitiara(aka Mrs. Greymagius) & I were discussing this yesterday.
We tried thinking of who we know that we could run.Of all the people we know and consider a viable candidate, your wife was our best bet. She's got the background free of taint, the strength of will to speak the truth and she's got the intelligence to know what needs done.
*Sorry, certain College 'Blog' entries of yours (before they were called Blogs) disqualify you & me!*
Why is it so difficult to find people to run? Most often, politics is such a toilet that good folks want no part of it. Those with pride refuse to lower themselves. Those with intelligence realize that the vote goes to the biggest BS'er not the one who has has the answer to the problems.
If she's interested and qualifies, she's got 2 votes from us at least :)
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