WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed June 25, 2014
Kentucky GOP Group Hires Former Romney Staffer
A state political action committee focused on helping Republicans take control of the state House of Representatives has hired a former Mitt Romney staffer to be its executive director.
Bowling Green native Kathryn Breiwa will lead AmeriGOP's fundraising efforts and run its day-to-day operations. Breiwa was the deputy director for external relations for the Romney for President campaign and is a former regional field director for the Republican Party of Kentucky.
AmeriGOP Chairman Richard Knock said he hopes to raise $500,000 for the November elections. He wants to use that money to target individual voters in the 2nd Congressional District.
Democrats have a 54-46 majority in the state House of Representatives. Republicans have not had a majority in the state House since 1920.