Kentucky Republicans will once again try to take over the state House of Representatives this fall.
The 100-member House is the last chamber in the south controlled by Democrats and is the only roadblock in the way of Republicans commanding the path that legislation takes on its way to becoming law.
GOP Minority Leader Jeff Hoover said he feels “really good” about the party’s chances.
“Fundraising is going extremely well for us,” Hoover said. “Our candidates are working hard. We feel like we’ve got a great opportunity.”
The Republican Party of Kentucky had $1,607,707 on hand at the end of June, compared with the Kentucky Democratic Party’s $72,651.
The fundraising edge comes after a change in the political control of Kentucky — the state has a Republican governor for just the second time since 1971, and the GOP took control of most statewide constitutional offices last year.