Politics
1:24 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Kentucky GOP Using Stumbo's Remarks Against Democrats

Kentucky Republicans are ramping up their campaign to take control of the state house in this year's elections. The GOP has latched on to House Speaker Greg Stumbo's declaration that he will vote for President Barack Obama this fall.

Republicans are circulating video of the comments and asking for donations, but money isn't the main goal.

“This is 100 percent about getting Greg Stumbo’s own words out to the public," says party spokesman Joe Burgan. "It’s one thing for Greg to stand in a room of Democrats in Western Kentucky and say he supports President Obama. It’s another for every Kentuckian in this commonwealth to find out where Greg stands on this issue and who he will be supporting this November.”

The GOP currently controls the state senate, and taking the House is a long-held Republican goal.

A spokesman for Stumbo says the speaker was attending a funeral and couldn’t be reached for comment