U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth announced today that he brought in a big haul a couple of weeks ago, preparing for a credible opponent next year that has yet to emerge (and might not). From his office:
The inaugural fundraiser for Congressman John Yarmuth’s (KY-3) 2012 re-election campaign raised more than $150,000, surpassing any event the Congressman held in his previous three campaigns.
“I intend to continue tackling Washington dysfunction and getting results for Louisville families,” Congressman Yarmuth said. “This record-breaking start gives us the resources and momentum we need to run another successful race. I am grateful for this support and will fight to bring the American Dream back within the reach of every Louisvillian with the ability and determination to work for it.”
The event brings Yarmuth’s total cash on hand to more than $400,000 heading into 2012.
Meanwhile, his colleague Ben Chandler is busy voting against the environment in hopes that King Coal doesn’t spend money against him again next year (which is so totally possible, Ben!), fully aware that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and environmentalist groups will have his back, so he can continue to vote against their agenda (which will prevent Republican Andy Barr from being in Congress to vote against their agenda, which is really scary).
Yarmy was also on POTUS Radio recently, talking about jobs jobs jobs. Listen below: