PACs http://wkyufm.org en New Political Action Committee's Aim is for Republicans to Take Kentucky State House http://wkyufm.org/post/new-political-action-committees-aim-republicans-take-kentucky-state-house <p></p><p>With more than a year before the next elections, new political action committee has formed to help Republicans gain control of the Kentucky state House.</p><p>The PAC—Pro-Jobs, Pro-Kentucky—was formed earlier this month by Scott Jennings, a longtime Kentucky&nbsp; GOP political operative and Mike Adams, a former political director for the Republican Governor's Association.</p><p>Pro-Jobs, Pro-Kentucky's goal is to support state legislative candidates who support economic growth in the Commonwealth, according to fillings with the Internal Revenue Service. The PAC also filed with the Federal Election Commission to be able to raise money.</p><p>In a statement, Jennings said unhappiness with Frankfort led to the creation of the PAC. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:09:34 +0000 28728 at http://wkyufm.org New Political Action Committee's Aim is for Republicans to Take Kentucky State House Kentucky PAC Forms With Goal to Eliminate Reproductive Rights as Campaign Issue http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-pac-forms-goal-eliminate-reproductive-rights-campaign-issue <p>The key issue for a new Louisville-based political action committee is candidates' use of reproductive rights as a campaign issue.</p><p>Reproductive Rights for Kentucky PAC was born from the recent controversy when University of Louisville Hospital attempted to merge with Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives. Critics of the merger raised concerns about CHI's adherence to Catholic religious directives—that certain reproductive health practices, such as tubal litigations, wouldn't be permitted at University Hospital.</p><p>The new PAC is chaired by Honi Goldman, a Louisville media relations executive and a critic of the CHI-University Hospital merger. (CHI and University entered into a partnership last year.)</p><p>Goldman said the group will support candidates who realized there are bigger issues to deal with than reproductive ones. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:51:50 +0000 28670 at http://wkyufm.org National Republican PAC Plans to Get Involved in Kentucky House Races http://wkyufm.org/post/national-republican-pac-plans-get-involved-kentucky-house-races <p>A Republican group tasked with winning state-level races across the U.S. has its sights set on Kentucky. The Republican State Leadership Committee is an independent Republican political action committee that has established itself as a major factor in state legislative races. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 03:00:00 +0000 19367 at http://wkyufm.org Conservative Kentucky Group Launching PAC http://wkyufm.org/post/conservative-kentucky-group-launching-pac <p>A new conservative think tank in Kentucky is expanding its political influence outside of its usual lobbying efforts. The Commonwealth Policy Center is a fiscally and socially conservative group. Now, the group has launched a sister political action committee, the Commonwealth Policy PAC, to influence elections. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:23:42 +0000 15218 at http://wkyufm.org Health Care and Abortion Issues at Top of Agenda for Kentucky Catholic PAC http://wkyufm.org/post/health-care-and-abortion-issues-top-agenda-kentucky-catholic-pac <p>A new political action committee is hoping to strengthen the political power of Catholics in Kentucky. The Kentucky Catholic PAC was founded by Louisville attorney Vince Heuser after the May primary elections. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:28:53 +0000 15180 at http://wkyufm.org