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Representative Mike Weaver kicked off his campaign in prime 2nd district territory, Owensboro. Weaver is originally from the Daviess County area, growing up in Livia. He currently lives in Radcliff. The Messenger-Inquirer
Weaver had a couple of cheerleaders in former governor and U.S. senator, Wendell Ford and former governor and current state Senator Julian Carroll. When Weaver was in the Ky. National guard, his platoon leader was Senator Ford.
Weaver has his work cut out for him running against an 11 year incumbant but he believes a win is possible. Lewis is one of the weaker candidates out there right now.
Jerry Lundergan says this one's receiving the full attention for the 2006 race and it's possible. Lewis hasn't brought in the kind of money others have and the second district is expensive to run in, covering a number of TV markets including Louisville.
Political heavyweights have lost against Lewis before though. Former Senate President Joe Prather ran and lost in 1994, powerful Senate Majority Leader Joe Wright won and lost in 1996.
The seat was held by the late William H. Natcher, a legend in Congress. He was elected when Harry Truman was president and was there until 1994, dying in office. He never missed a roll call vote in his entire history.
Another race the party should concentrate on his Geoff Davis district. Davis is weak and could be beaten with the right candidate and it probably wouldn't take that much effort. Unfortunately, Nick Clooney couldn't put it together, mostly because it was entirely too liberal for the region. A moderate could win though I think.
posted by Stithmeister @ 8:35 PM
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