Friday, September 28, 2007

"Club for Growth sees wealth of opportunities in 2008 cycle"

Mitch McConnell better start making calls to his fat cat lobbyists and I'm not talking about dialing for campaign cash. Mitch McConnell better start calling for a new job. Once Pat Toomey and the crew at Club for Growth see the Forgy/Fletcher field plan, there will be more than enough funds coming in to expose the Louisville liberal McConnell and his fake conservative masquerades. The Club for Growth made it clear in their press release this week that McConnell is willing to spend government handouts faster than Steve Beshear at a Vegas roulette table. Now another story in The Hill reports the Club for Growth is poised to send McConnell packing:
As for congressional races, the Club has suggested it would like to dabble in some GOP Senate primaries if opportunities present themselves.

It issued a poll last week showing Stevens losing handily to Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and this week criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) votes for the Democrats’ appropriations bills.

Stevens does not have a major potential primary challenger at this point, while some Kentucky GOP activists are trying to recruit former gubernatorial nominee Larry Forgy (R) to challenge McConnell.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Hill: Club For Growth Poised To Endorse Forgy

The conservative grassroots in Kentucky are now getting our message out to the rest of the country! The Hill reports today that former Congressman Pat Toomey is speaking out against the Louisville liberal's spending as he masquerades as a conservative. Now we have a true conservative, one of the all-time great Kentucky stump speakers, and a candidate who nearly defeated Larry Hopkins on the cheap. Just imagine what Larry Forgy will do with the backing of the Club for Growth:
And the influential anti-tax group Club for Growth signaled Wednesday that it might play a role in a primary fight against McConnell.

The Club remarked in a statement Wednesday that the Republican leader “is looking more and more like his counterpart across the aisle, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)” on spending issues.

McConnell has backed all four of the appropriations bills that the Senate has considered this year, three of which face White House veto threats.

“If Republicans want to convince taxpayers that they are fiscally responsible, they are going to have to start backing up their words with some votes,” said Club President Pat Toomey, a former House Republican.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tradecoat Trey Backstabs Governor Fletcher Again

As if the former Bill Clinton campaign volunteer Tradecoat Trey Grayson has not hurt Governor Fletcher's campaign enough by carrying the Democrats message during his early publicity stunt, now Grayson is hurting the Governor's fundraising once again by holding an event in northern Kentucky at the same time as the Fletcher-Rudolph campaign. Patrick Crowley reports:

Now Grayson, the Kentucky secretary of state and a Boone County resident, and Fletcher are running for re-election and sharing space on the statewide ballot. Each claim that any friction or disagreements have evaporated as they pursue re-election.

So why have the Fletcher and Grayson campaigns scheduled their major Northern Kentucky fundraisers on the same night - Tuesday - at roughly the same time and in the same county?...

Even some Northern Kentucky Republicans have privately scratched their heads, wondering how the situation arose

Some wonder if there is a concern by the Grayson camp that Fletcher's poor polling numbers are a drag on the rest of the GOP ticket and Grayson may be distancing himself from the incumbent governor.

This is really remarkable that these tradecoats can be blaming Governor Fletcher when Tradecoat Trey Grayson and Mitch McConnell were the ones that ran the smear campaign that placed the Governor behind in the polls to begin with. Grayson should make a pledge not to hold any other fundraising events on the same day as the Governor's campaign, because he is in for a huge surprise when true conservatives find out about his own ethical issues before election day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Breaking: Grayson Co-Defendant Faced Past Criminal Charge

Well, either Tradecoat Trey doesn't read his local newspapers or he simply doesn't mind helping a questionable character deal with his client's will:

A bitter legal fight has ended over some $1 million that former Kenton County Attorney John Elfers banked after leaving office in 1994.

Garry Edmondson, the current county attorney, said he and Elfers formally agreed on Wednesday to settle a lawsuit over the money. Elfers will pay his successor about 10 percent of the disputed money.

When he left office at the end of 1993, Elfers took with him $964,269, saying he had earned it over the previous 17 years collecting delinquent child support...

The agreement leaves one important loose end. Edmondson's fight to gain access to the money was a civil case; Elfers also faces a criminal charge of mingling his private funds with public money.

Is this the kind of judgment we want from our Republican Party leaders? Its time to stand up to corrupt officials masquerading as conservatives and support our true Conservative leaders like Ernie Fletcher, Robbie Rudolph, and Larry Forgy.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Grayson Allegedly Took Advantage Of Dying Cancer Patient

Well, we always knew Tradecoat Trey was not loyal. Just ask the Democrats about former Bill Clinton volunteer Trey Grayson. Just ask Governor Fletcher about his former strong supporter-turned almost challenger Trey Grayson. Or it looks like you can ask the daughter of one of his former clients:
The daughter of a deceased Northern Kentucky home remodeler is suing former Kenton County Attorney John Elfers, claiming he took advantage of her father to benefit from his multimillion-dollar estate...

Bridget Hofler-Saunders of Independence filed a civil suit this month in Kenton Circuit Court, saying the will of her father, William T. Hofler, was changed two months before his death as a result of “undue influence” by Mr. Elfers.

Ms. Hofler-Saunders said she believes Mr. Elfers and others named in the suit took advantage of her ill father, who had only a third-grade education and put more trust in people with higher educational levels. She said her father was aggressively being treated with chemotherapy and the painkiller OxyContin and could not have been of “sound mind and memory'' to change his will in March...

The lawsuit also names as defendants Charles Grayson III, co-executor of the estate
Well, it looks like Tradecoat Trey Grayson is going to have a lot of explaining to do before election day...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Major Scandal Investigation Brewing Over Tradecoat Trey?

Everyone in the Commonwealth always knew that former Bill Clinton volunteer Trey Grayson was never a true conservative. Then Tradecoat Trey's true colors came to light again when he stabbed the Governor in the back by exploiting Greg Scumbo's publicity stunts to raise money on the false pretenses that he would run and be the better Republican candidate for Governor. Mitch McConnell even attended a Grayson fundraiser. Now the Louisville liberal McConnell will have to pay for it when Larry Forgy defeats him in the Republican primary.

But what is the price that Grayson will have to pay? Republican sources unhappy with Grayson say that reporters have started calling about scandals coming back to light involving Tradecoat Trey, one of which may involve a former client filing ethics complaints against him. We'll have updates as this story develops...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Does Mitch McConnell Go To Church?

Our guess is no. He certainly doesn't represent Christian values. But what is most interesting is that nobody in Kentucky seems to know if Mitch McConnell is even a member of a church. Certainly, it would be interesting to hear him discuss his experience and his frequency of attendance on Sundays. Thankfully, the Commonwealth has another candidate who truly represents our values: Larry Forgy.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Forgy Set To Enter Senate Race As Majority of Northup/McConnell Voters Still Support Beshear

Larry Forgy has been warning Mitch McConnell all summer that he is ready to enter the senate race if the Louisville liberal McConnell does not turn out his base for Governor Fletcher. Now we have another poll that shows a majority of Northup/McConnell voters still support Steve Beshear. Sorry Mitch, but a few photo ops at fundraisers after you refuse to deliver real dollars is not going to help you keep your seat in Washington. Especially when the Louisville liberal McConnell is refusing to back the Governor over the signature issue of the campaign: keeping the casinos out of Kentucky. Hebert reports:
More bad news for Fletcher: Despite hammering on Beshear's pro-casino stance, 79% of those polled say they want to vote on the gaming issue. Just 19% don't.

Of those who say there should be a vote on casinos, Beshear leads 64-32. Of those who don't want a vote, Fletcher leads 59-36.
Mitch now has a choice. Either get on board with the Governor on opposing gambling and turn out the vote in Louisville or face an early entry into the Senate race from Larry Forgy

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Novak: "McConnell Could Be In Danger"

This is not the first time the legendary conservative columnist voiced his opinion that Mitch McConnell is vulnerable. And given his past history of touting a potential primary challenge to McConnell, I don't think Novak was talking about Greg Scumbo. The national pundits are starting to catch on to Larry Forgy's growing grassroots momentum:

The decision not to run by Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) now raises to five the possible losses of Senate seats by Republicans. Democrats also are targeting Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) for a sixth seat. If 2008 turns into a Democratic landslide, Senators Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) and even Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could be in danger.

Hebert: Rep. Henley and Dedman to Switch Parties; Fear McConnell Will Hurt Their Reelection Hopes

This is exactly why we need a strong conservative candidate like Larry Forgy on the ballot next November. Larry Craig and Mitch McConnell can no longer represent our values and McConnell's corruption can only hurt good conservative local candidates back home in Kentucky. WHAS's Mark Hebert reports:

Keep in mind that two house members, James Carr and Tom Kerr switched from democrat to republican. That was when republicans were flying high, both nationally and in Kentucky. It appears the tide has turned, politically, and some moderate GOP state legislators may not want to be on the ballot with Sen. Mitch McConnell and the republican presidential nominee next year.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Forgy Slams Duncan After Lack Of Leadership During Corruption Scandals

Larry Forgy made it clear today that he will not sit idly by and watch the Republican Party descend into corruption under the watch of Mitch McConnell and Larry Craig. Recent weeks have brought us the scandals of Ted Stevens, David Vitter, and Larry Craig, while Mitch McConnell and Mike Duncan stayed quiet and utterly failed to lead the party:
Duncan's critics say he is loyal only to those who can help him

"He's not a particular friend of mine," said Larry Forgy, a former
gubernatorial candidate who is considering challenging McConnell in next year's
Republican primary. "I ran for governor twice and I don't remember his
involvement at all. I lost his home county ... and Duncan lived there. That
characterizes my relationship with him."
It could be only a matter of time until Duncan comes under investigation himself after the RNC now claims that it has lost emails sent from the former McConnell Political Director Scott Jennings while he was working in the White House. Its only a matter of time before Kentucky conservatives realize that the corruption of McConnell and Duncan lost the Republicans control of Congress in 2006, and vote to replace McConnell with Larry Forgy in 2008.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Breaking: Steve Nunn Will Not Endorse Mitch McConnell

It has been speculated for months that former Republican Governor candidate Steve Nunn will do the honorable thing and refuse to endorse Mitch McConnell for re-election. Now reports are that he will do just that. While some observers thought Nunn may enter the Republican Senate primary himself, it appears he will not do so and leave the field clear for Larry Forgy. The only thing left is for Nunn to officially join the Forgy camp. Be sure to send your encouragement!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Bunning Hammers Mitch McConnell Over Larry Craig Fiasco In Senate Chambers

It is only a matter of time until more of Kentucky's conservative leaders take their issues with the Louisville liberal McConnell before the public. CNN has a story on how Jim Bunning scolded Mitch McConnell in Senate Chambers over his mishandling of the Larry Craig situation:
Sens. Ted Stevens of Alaska, Jim Bunning of Kentucky and Michael Enzi of Wyoming voiced their dissatisfaction with the response of GOP leaders in the chamber, according to one senator who was at the luncheon and two aides familiar with the meeting...

He was joined by Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky and Sen. Michael Enzi of Wyoming, who also "wagged their finger" at the leadership, in the words of one of the aides.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Did Larry Craig Blackmail Mitch McConnell?

That is the question on the minds of many Kentucky conservatives today. Do Arlen Specter and Larry Craig have something on McConnell that forced him to change his position? What transpired during their phone call this morning and why is Mitch McConnell now shifting his position to allowing Larry Craig to possibly return to the Senate:
If he is able to get the case favorably disposed of in Minneapolis, it would be his intention to come back to the Senate, to deal with the Ethics Committee case that he knows that he will have, and to try to finish his term.
What is our party coming to under McConnell's (lack of) leadership? Why is McConnell not pushing ahead with investigations and ensuring strong Republican nominees to keep these seats in Alaska and Idaho. Because if he sits around, he can be sure that Kentucky will have a strong nominee who represents conservative values in Larry Forgy.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Club For Growth Set To Help Larry Forgy Take Down The Louisville Liberal McConnell

Many Kentucky conservatives may not yet be familiar with the Club for Growth, but it looks like this will soon change. Former Pennsylvania Congressman Pat Toomey and other Club For Growth leaders did a tremendous job in 2006 in helping conservatives in Republican primaries, guiding Tim Walberg to victory in Michigan and nearly knocking off Senator Lincoln Chafee in Rhode Island. Recently, the Club for Growth set up its organization in Kentucky to put the pressure on pork barrel tax and spenders Anne Northup and Mitch McConnell. The Club was extremely successful in exposing these tradecoat Republicans during the primary for Governor:
The ‘Northup Trifecta’ of failed fiscal policy dates back to May 2002, when Citizens Against Government Waste named Northup “Porker of the Month” for her efforts at funding a Louisville-based foundation she started with taxpayer dollars.
Now, it appears that the Club for Growth is gearing up to make huge waves once again in several U.S. Senate primaries. Reports are that its members are already organizing for former Governor Jim Gilmore in his battle against Tom Davis in Virginia, and will rally behind Larry Forgy after Governor Fletcher is victorious in November.

Update: The Club for Growth also appears to be infuriated by McConnell's refusal to back Governor Fletcher on his opposition to gambling, one of the signature issues of the campaign.