Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Women's group endorses candidates who respond

Political notebook

Pat Crowley

COVINGTON - Kentucky Women in Action, a new non-partisan political organization focusing on issues important to women, has made endorsements in this year's statewide elections.

The group "has endorsed candidates who embody its mission of advancing equality for women and are concerned about issues affecting women," said president and founder Diane Brumback.

The candidates endorsed were:

Governor. Republican Ernie Fletcher over Democrat Ben Chandler, who did not respond to the group's questionnaire.

Secretary of State. Democrat Russ Maple over Republican Trey Grayson, who did not respond.

Agriculture Commissioner. Democrat Alice Woods Baesler over Republican Richie Farmer, who did not respond.

Attorney General. Democrat Greg Stumbo over independent Gatewood Galbraith and Republican Jack Wood, who did not respond.

Auditor. Democrat Crit Luallen over Republican Linda Greenwell, who did not respond.

Treasurer. Democrat Jonathan Miller, over Republican Adam Koenig, who did not respond.

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The Boone County Democratic Party will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the Florence Government Center. For more information, contact party chairman Howard Tankersley at (859) 282-8054, or visit the party's Internet Web site,

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Senate President Pro Tem Dick Roeding, R-Lakeside Park, will hold a campaign fund-raiser Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the home of Paul and Sarah Kahmann, 8720 Valley View Drive, Florence.

Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, will be the featured guest. More than 20 statehouse Republicans are serving as hosts.

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Republican Geoff Davis, a Boone County businessman running for the region's 4th District House seat, picked up campaign cash and support during a recent Kenton County fund-raiser.

Davis received $10,000 from the Leadership PAC of Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., $5,000 from the Associated Builders and Contractors PAC and contributions from the political action committees of HUMANA, Ohio National Financial Services, Grange Insurance and United Parcel Service.

About 100 people attended the fund-raiser at the Fort Mitchell Country Club.

To submit an item to Political Notebook, contact Patrick Crowley by e-mail,; fax, (859) 578-5565; or mail in care of The Kentucky Enquirer, 226 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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