Keeping Louisville Yarmuth

Trading on the popularity of the trademark Keep Louisville Weird marketing campaign, the re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd, held a rally outside ear X-Tacy on Bardstown Road today, unveiling its new slogan — “Keep Louisville Yarmuth”.

Campaign staff passed out buttons and bumper stickers while the crowd of about 100 chowed on free pies from Wick’s Pizza. The event was hyped as a rally, and Metro Councilman David Tandy, D-4, emceed amid speakers, including former Democratic Congressional candidate Andrew Horne, who spoke about the evils of Northup, McConnell and Bush. The speakers made the event a bit of a snooze — at least the part in between the live music by The Ladybirds and The Genius File.

Part of the bummer was that Yarmuth was unable to attend due to the upcoming vote in the House on the $700 billion bailout, which passed the U.S. Senate last night 74-25.

More pictures below. (PB)


  1. Anonymous
    Posted October 2, 2008 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    That first band up blew chunks. I saw 4 or 5 older people leave and that was before it was announced that Yarmuth wasn’t coming.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted October 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    The real bummer is that Yarmuth apparently is considering voting yes on the new bill, which is a far worse version than the bill he voted no on on Monday. Ugh.