Flier slimes Katie King

Another disgusting attack campaign flier has hit Louisville’s political scene. This one is aimed at District Court Judge candidate Katie King, daughter of Metro Council President Jim King.

Sent to “King James” and “Princess Kathryn”, the flier contains two pictures allegedly of King with her bent over showing a tattoo on her back and the other holding her ankles with “Bend Over…Grab Your Ankles” in bold letters.

Signed by “Fanny ‘Clew’ O’Dye”, the flier was mailed to LEO Weekly’s offices earlier today as well as other TV reporters and bloggers. No word if voters in the general public received the attack piece.

King, 28, faced dogged questions and criticisms about her lack of experience once she entered the race, but she won convincingly in May among a 10-person field of experienced litigators. She will face David Holton in the general election this fall.

Claiming responsibility for the King flier is the “Citizens for Family and Moral Values”, the same faux group that claimed responsibility for a homophobic flyer put out against Democratic Metro Council candidate Ken Herndon. Mailed to voters the Saturday before the election, Herndon narrowly lost to incumbent George Unseld by a razor-thin margin of 112 votes in his bid for the 6th District seat.

LEO Weekly has been covering that ugly saga from the beginning, go here and here to read more.

Herndon told LEO he officially filed a defamation lawsuit in Jefferson County Circuit Court today in the hopes of discovering who produced the mailer against him last spring. (PB)


  1. Anonymous
    Posted October 1, 2008 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    I would hit that.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted October 1, 2008 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    I really hope they come forward with all this evidence against her and stop implying. I thought it was pretty funny when this all began, but it’s turning fairly scary. Her father and his name, money, and bullying, should not make up for her lack of experience, lack of a brain, drug use, known cheating at UL, and her own abuse of laws. It’s ridiculous that she might be passing judgment on others soon. If you have all this evidence then let it be known for all our sake. What’s sad is that the great majority of the gossip is true… You could probably find some good stuff on her dad as well.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted October 7, 2008 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Although it may take a tasteless, albeit satirical, flier to do so, at least people are becoming aware that Katie King is grossly unqualified to become District Judge. Her father has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way and he’s not helping her cause.

    King = Palin?