Kentucky Senator Rand Paul warned a crowd at a religious college that scientific advances—coupled with abortion—could be used to eliminate those who are deemed to be undesirable.
Sen. Paul made the comments at Liberty University in Virginia, while campaigning on behalf of Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. Paul, a Bowling Green Republican, said that those who are considered less intelligent or even overweight could be eliminated through abortion.
Paul was addressing an audience during the weekly convocation services at Liberty, the school founded by the late evangelical leader Jerry Falwell. Paul told his audience “in your lifetime, much of your potential—or lack thereof—can be known simply by swabbing the inside of your cheek. Are we prepared to select out the imperfect among us?”
Paul has become an active campaigner on behalf of other conservative Republican candidates across the nation, including Cuccinelli, who is taking on Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia Governor’s race that will be decided Nov. 5.
Although he’s made no decisions about a run for governor in 2015, Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner is sounding like a candidate as he travels the state.
Since taking the reins in 2012 from embattled former commissioner Richie Farmer, James Comer told a group of Rotarians in Bowling Green Wednesday that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture now lives by three words…transparency, efficiency, and accountability.
Comer touted his office’s new website that allows the public to see all expenditures.
Kentucky’s only Democratic member of Congress will have a challenger next year.
Michael Macfarlane is a Louisville urologist and a Republican who is vehemently opposed to the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” Saying the new health law will negatively impact Kentucky jobs and small businesses, Macfarlane announced he will challenge incumbent Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth during the 2014 election cycle.
According to the Courier-Journal, the 60-year-old Macfarlane has lived in Louisville since 1992 and has practiced at Jewish Hospital, Norton Healthcare, and Baptist East Hospital.
The 65-year-old Yarmuth has represented Kentucky’s Third House District since 2007, and currently stands as the only Democratic member of Kentucky’s congressional delegation.
A powerful conservative group has endorsed Republican challenger Matt Bevin in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.
The move by the Senate Conservatives Fund came two days after the incumbent, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, finalized a budget compromise with Democrats to end an impasse that had led to a partial shutdown of the federal government.
The group, founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint, was sharply critical of the budget deal. Executive director Matt Hoskins called Bevin "a true conservative" who will fight to stop overspending, bailouts and rising debt.
Hoskins said his group, which has already spent some $340,000 to run a TV ad in Kentucky criticizing McConnell, polled 70,000 of its members and that 90 percent preferred to endorse Bevin.
The Kentucky Republican and Democratic parties have elected their nominees to run for a state House seat.
Members of the Republican Executive Committees in Daviess, Henderson and Union Counties met Wednesday night and elected Suzanne Miles of Daviess County as the Republican nominee for the Special Election on December 10th.
A news release from the state GOP says Miles was the only candidate nominated and was elected unanimously.
“Given her background as a small business owner and her dedicated work on behalf of the community, we are confident Suzanne Miles will serve as an excellent representative of the people of Kentucky’s 7th House District,” said Steve Roberston, Chairman of the Kentucky Republican Party.
Miles is currently the Owensboro field representative for 2nd District U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green.
“As someone dedicated to serving our community and the Commonwealth as a whole, I am eager to speak about the issues important to this district and all Kentuckians,” said Miles. “Many people have contacted me about making Frankfort a better place, and I'm excited to bring much needed change to the state house.”
Meanwhile, Kim Humphrey of Union County has been chosen as the state Democratic party’s nominee for the special election.