Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Ky. Political Notebook

Davis gets some campaign help

        FORT THOMAS - Congressional candidate Geoff Davis got some help on the campaign trail last week from Mary Bunning, the wife of Kentucky U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning.

        Mrs. Bunning campaigned with Mr. Davis in Fort Thomas on Saturday, going door to door in the city where she and her husband raised their family. The Bunnings now live in nearby Southgate.

        Mr. Davis is the Boone County Republican trying to unseat Rep. Ken Lucas, the Democrat in his second term representing the Fourth Congressional District. Before he was elected to the Senate in 1998 Mr. Bunning held the Fourth District seat for 12 years.

        Joining Mrs. Bunning on the stump for Mr. Davis were state Sen. Jack Westwood, R-Erlanger; state Rep. Joe Fischer, R-Fort Thomas; and about 50 other supporters.

        “I am honored by this incredible show of support,” Mr. Davis said in a statement. “This shows that this election is about reaching out and responding to voters atthe grass-roots level. As we have taken our message door to door, directly to the voters, the response has been tremendous.”

        Angie Dixon Cain, district director for Mr. Lucas' congressional office, is temporarily leaving the congressman's office to work on his re-election campaign.

        Effective Monday Ms. Cain, a longtime political and legislative aide to Mr. Lucas, became political director of the re-election campaign. She has previously served as Mr. Lucas' campaign finance director and worked as his legislative aide in Washington and in the Fourth District field office in Fort Mitchell.

        The Kenton County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet Sept. 16, at party headquarters, 1939 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright. For more information contact party Chairman Greg Shumate, (859) 655-6884.

        The Campbell County Men's Democratic Club will hold an appreciation dinner Oct. 3 to honor seven longtime party members.

        Those honored will be Lou Ball, Carroll “Murph” Davis, Sue Teegarden, Paul Stapleton, Ed Pendery, Jim Murphy and Tom Rechtin.

        Tickets are $25. The event at the Southgate Community Center begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m.

        Candidates' with upcoming campaign fund-raisers and events include:

        Campbell County Commissioner Bill Verst, a Wilder Democrat, will hold a campaign kickoff rally Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Southgate Community Center, 301 W. Walnut St. Admission is free, and the event will feature an appearance by pro and college basketball great Oscar Robertson.

        Covington City Commissioner Alex Edmondson will hold a campaign kickoff party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. at Chez Nora, 530 Main St.

        Campbell County Coroner Dr. Mark Schweitzer, a Fort Thomas Republican, will hold a campaign event 7-9 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Fort Thomas home of Jim and Darcy Doepker.

        To submit an item to political notes, contact Patrick Crowley by fax, 859-578-5581, email at pcrowleyenquirer.com or mail to The Kentucky Enquirer, 226 Grandview Dr., Fort Mitchell, KY, 41017.


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