WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon June 2, 2014
Rand Paul Advocates Republican Takeover of Kentucky House
Republicans think this may be the year to take the reins of the Kentucky House of Representatives.
Democrats hold a 54-46 advantage in the House, their slimmest majority in decades.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul stumped last week for several western Kentucky GOP House candidates. At a stop in Bowling Green , he said control by one party since 1921 does a disservice to Kentucky.
"We have to compete with other states and I think we're somewhat at a disadvantage right now with Tennessee and Indiana," claimed Paul. "They've had more innovations with education, prevailing wage, their income taxes are lower, and they're out-competing us. I think it would be good for Kentucky to think about whether or not we have another party in charge."
Senator Paul is planning a fundraiser this summer for Jenean Hampton of Bowling Green who’s challenging long-time Democratic State Representative Jody Richards.