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.