Republican candidates for Gov., Lt. Gov. make a stop in eastern KY on the eve of Election Day

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

Republican candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor made a stop in eastern Kentucky on the eve of Election Day while traveling throughout the state.

The two were joined by other candidates on the republican ticket. They said they want the public to know the state's budget is unbalanced and that voters in this area should keep one thing in mind when they head to the polls.

“The people in eastern Kentucky need to understand that we have got to stand up for coal and they have got to understand that what this guy is saying is not true, he has never been a supporter of coal and the two don't go together,” said current Agricultural Commissioner Richie Farmer, on the ticket for Lt. Governor.
“Barack Obama and supporter of coal, they don't go hand in hand, so that's the real issue.”

“I don’t usually agree with the Courier-Journal or the Herald Leader,” said Senator David Williams, who is running for Governor. He said an article that came out on Nov. 7 should shed some light to voters about Beshear.

“The Courier-Journal and the Herald Leader have stated that Governor Beshear is not telling the truth to the people of Kentucky,” Williams said.

“There is a 360 million dollar budget deficit this year and his budget director Mary Lassiter says she doesn't know how they plan to balance this budget,” he added.

The candidates were accompanied by other republican candidates such as John Kemper, running for State Auditor, K.C. Crosbie who is running for State Treasurer and Bill Johnson who is running for Secretary of State.

Senator Brandon Smith also came to show his support during the stop at the Wendell H. Ford airport in Hazard.

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