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Georgetown is the spot of one of the hottest local races in central Kentucky. The race for Georgetown mayor is down and dirty.
Mayor Karen Tingle-Sames and a former mayor, Everett Varney, are both looking to serve the city again, but the two seem to have completely different opinions on how to lead.
We turned our Campaign 2010 Q & A focus on this race by going straight to the candidates to get their answers to a few of our questions.
First, we asked, "If elected, what will be your top priority?"
"Some of the first priorities that I'll have in being reelected will be to continue watching the taxpayers' money because I think that is the most important thing for any city to do is to be guarding the taxpayers' money which is what I've spent doing the last four years that I've been here," said Tingle-Sames.
Varney responded, "Leadership. That's what we've banked our whole campaign on. The leadership of our city now is lacking."
Tingle-Sames defeated Varney by 84 votes in 2006 to become mayor of Georgetown. That made this campaign especially tense. So, we asked, "What can you say positive about your opponent?"
"That's a tough question right now. There's been so many things that she has tried to hit me with. She's challenged my character. She's talked about me raising taxes," said Varney.
"I think our race here in Georgetown has been very heated and has been pretty much a battle, and there has been negative things said back and forth on each side of it, but one thing I would say positive about him is I think he's a person that loves his children," Tingle-Sames said.