Regional
4:07 pm
Wed October 15, 2003

Labor Secretary Campaigns for Gubernatorial Candidate

Bowling Green, KY – U-S Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is visiting Kentucky
this week, campaigning for Republican Gubernatorial
candidate, Ernie Fletcher. Chao is attending a series
of rallies along with the candidate's wife, Glenna Fletcher.

Speaking in Kentucky this morning, Chao said the state
lags behind too many other states in key areas. She is
calling for improvements in education, health care, and
business development. The Labor Secretary is the wife
of U-S Senator Mitch McConnell.

Meanwhile Fletcher's opponent, Democrat Ben Chandler,
is running a new series of TV ads, linking Fletcher to
donations from drug companies. The ad responds to
commercials aired earlier by the Republican Governors'
Association. Voters will go to the polls on November 4th,
to determine the outcome of the election.