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Or at least he won’t let Congress do anything to stop it.

By JAMELLE BOUIE

“I THINK you might want to listen; there isn’t anything wrong with listening.

Nasty GOP Family Feud Between Bevin and His Own Lt. Governor Gets Worse

Kentucky Democratic Party

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO, acting as the Committee on Political Education, endorsed the Democratic ticket in the Nov. 5 election: Andy Beshear, governor; Jacqueline Coleman, lieutenant governor; Greg Stumbo, attorney general; Heather French Henry, secretary of state; Michael Bowman, treasurer; Sheri Donahue, auditor; and Robert Haley Conway, commissioner of agriculture.   

By MARSHALL WARD

President, Calloway County Retired Teachers Association 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

A new fund-raising email from the Ditch Mitch Fund says "our latest poll with Public Policy Polling shows that Mitch McConnell is leading by just THREE points against a Democratic challenger in Kentucky’s Senate race."

The spread is 45 to 42.

Ditch Mitch calls the survey "the biggest and most concrete evidence yet that we can defeat Mitch McConnell when he’s up for reelection next year and finally restore some sanity to the Senate."

Mad Dog PAC raises money to put up billboards opposing Trump and various GOP electeds.

Their latest target is our own senator, Mitch McConnell.The billboard went up last week near Berea, along I-75. It will be seen by about 55,000 people a day.

MadDogPAC announced the billboard, and the attention the Rusal investment is getting, in a tweet:

Read more here.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We received this statement from Don Thrasher, Nelson County GOP chair: "As a Committee we were compelled to pass the Resolution because Mr. McCoy has engaged in advocating legislation that is contrary to the values of the Republican Party platform.  The County Committee will no longer stand by and watch our Republican State Representative not act in the best interest of the very people that trusted him to do so.  

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article appeared on our website and on the national AFL-CIO website in 2016. We believe it's appropriate to repost it this Memorial Day weekend as more proof--as if more proof were needed--that thousands of our war heroes were also union heroes. I was honored and privileged to know Brother Hack and to speak at his funeral. He died at age 95 on Sept. 25, 2016.   

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear worked a small room of union leaders at the Capital Plaza Hotel Thursday afternoon. With his white shirt sleeves rolled up, he shook everyone’s hand and asked if they were ready for November’s election.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Andy Beshear is out today with a fund-raising email that starts with praise for Rocky Adkins and Adam Edelen, the two Democrats he bested in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary. 

Adkins, the House minority leader; and Edelen, a former auditor, announced their support for Beshear on election night.