Even though the candidates for vice president met in Danville Thursday night, Kentucky issues such as coal and the auto industry weren’t heavily addressed. Kentucky is affected by many of the national issues that were discussed, but Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan had little to say on topics specific to the commonwealth.
The election year spotlight shines on Centre College in Danville tonight, as Joe Biden and Paul Ryan meet for their only debate of the campaign. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry will be at Centre tonight and will have stories ready for tomorrow's Morning Edition broadcast. You can also hear NPR's live coverage of the Vice Presidential debate on WKU Public Radio starting at 8 pm central, 9 eastern.
Not that long ago, the U.S. Senate race in Indiana was one Republicans counted on as an easy victory this November. But the calculations have shifted rapidly in the past month, with Democrats now believing they have a real chance to switch the seat from red to blue.
Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is buying TV ads in West Virginia and Florida to promote his plan to withhold foreign aid to countries Paul considers hostile to the U.S. The web site 'Politico' reports Paul will spend well into six figures in both states attacking Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Bill Nelson for voting to continue sending aid to the regimes in Libya, Egypt and Pakistan.
With less than a month to go before Election Day, the GOP has turned to their College Republican and Young Republican chapters to help push them over the top. James Young is vice-chair of the statewide Young Republicans group. And he says his members are fanning out statewide to become the de facto campaign staff in state House races.