Tuesday, January 9, 2018

You Have 17 Days Left to Save the Nation from Repug Tyranny: State Senate and Congress Edition

Filing deadline for local, state and national races in Kentucky is January 26.

There are 38 Kentucky State Senators, serving four-year terms.  Half are up for election in even-numbered years.  This year, even-numbered districts are up: 19 of the 38.  Those without Democratic candidates are the 2nd, 6th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 20th, 24th, 30th, 36th, 38th.

Congressional races in Kentucky might be interesting. The single Democratic representative and the strongest repug are without challengers:  John Congressman Awesome Yarmuth in the Third and Hal Rogers in the Fifth, although Rogers has a repug challenger for the primary.

In the First District, Jamie Comer, who is in a world of trouble for being an all-around asshole, has one Democratic challenger already.

The Second District's Brett Guthrie appears to have some problems; he has three Democratic challengers.

Thomas Massie in the Fourth has not filed yet, but already has two Democratic challengers.

Candy Barr is hurtin' in the Sixth: he has three Democratic challengers, even though retired Marine Colonel Amy McGrath hasn't filed yet.  Also, the SoS site has Candy withdrawing from the race on the same date it shows him filing.  Calling Alison's webmaster!
Is there no Louisville repug brave enough to challenge Congressman Awesome in the Third?  C'mon, guys: give us a chance to ruin some up-and-coming wingnut's political career by crushing him right out of the gate.

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