FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Some of the state's top Republicans will
be in Frankfort tonight at a unit rally party officials hope will
let the G-O-P start building momentum for the November elections.
U-S Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning will be there, as
will U-S Representatives Geoff Davis and Ron Lewis.
The star of the show may be Governor Ernie Fletcher, who won
took the first step in his re-election bid on Tuesday when he won
the G-O-P primary.
Fletcher's win seemed to answer questions within his own party
about his electability. Some state Republican leaders expressed
concern over Fletcher's candidacy in the wake of a hiring scandal
One noticeable absence tonight will be former Congresswoman Anne
Northup, who lost to Fletcher in the primary. An adviser for
Northup says she didn't want to be a distraction and instead
drafted a letter to send to the rally.
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