Senator McConnell Campaigns In Hazard

By: Peter O'Connor Email
By: Peter O'Connor Email

Bruce Lunsford's opponent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell was in Hazard Saturday.

Senator McConnell says his experience and influence in D.C. is why Kentuckians should vote for him in November.

Senator McConnell of Kentucky was in Hazard as one of the grand marshals for the Black Gold Festival parade. The Senate Minority Leader has his eye on his fifth term as Senator.

“I think my seniority and clout has made a difference for this state, and if you look at the next six years on the issue that can the most, I believe that it is pretty clear I can do a lot more for Kentucky then he can,” says Senator McConnell.

McConnell says his re-election campaign is going well, and he has plenty of support.

“You know, Senator McConnell has the experience. He is a good Christian man. He has a lot of family values. He is very interested in our mountains and our economy here in eastern Kentucky,” says James Phillips, a McConnell supporter.

But he is not happy with the attack ads from his opponent Bruce Lunsford and the left are running.

“He is desperate and he is nasty. Anybody that has the kind of unseemingly business background he does to be calling other people names requires a lot of brass frankly,” says Senator McConnell.

The Senator also talked about the selection of Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate. He says that he likes the pick and it has certainly jazzed up the Republican Party.

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  • by lisa Location: bonnyman on Sep 21, 2008 at 10:32 AM
    more of the same, count me out. I can't afford this type of economy
  • by Jeff Location: Louisville on Sep 21, 2008 at 05:45 AM
    Right now Congress and the Bush Administration is writing a $700 billion Tax Payer rescue plan for the Banking System, (and we all watch the news and know these companies were full of greed, poor judgments and bad loans) but when the Democrats want to add language to this plan that would curb these executives pay, spur the economy with infrastructure spending and help people avoid foreclosures Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement yesterday “This proposal is, and should be kept, simple and clear,'' Now is not the time for partisan plans or pet projects.'' (from yahoo news) So can we assume from this statement his concern or loyalty is more for the Banking System rather than the average Kentuckian or other US Citizen whose homes may be in foreclosure? He hasn’t been re-elected yet and should we not hold him accountable for why he objects to wording that would help main street America? Especially when they are using our tax dollars to finance this plan.
  • by Deborah Location: Wellington on Sep 20, 2008 at 03:39 PM
    I believe that Mr. McConnell will be the best choice. He has done a lot for the state of Kentucky and has the kind of values we need in the Congress, especially this day and time. We don't need more liberals in Congress to sit and do nothing to help with the issue of drilling for oil and our national security and other important issues. We need people who will get things done and not waste the taxpayers time and money. We need people of action and resolve who love this country and who have served it well already. We don't need to vote for people who just attack others, which is what so much of the liberal way of responding is. Mr. McConnell has served honorably and deserves to be sent back to Washington to serve again!


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