Yarmuth welcomes GOP presidential primary spilling into Kentucky this May

At Rep. John Yarmuth’s press conference this morning announcing his new bill to end $38.6 billion in subsidies to oil companies, LEO Weekly asked the congressman what he thought about the prospects of the Republican presidential primaries continuing to drag on into May, at which point Kentucky could become an important battleground state.

“It doesn’t trouble me at all,” Yarmuth chuckled. “I want it to keep going.

“There seems to be no end to the steps that Republican presidential candidates will take to alienate the American voter.”

Yarmuth says that despite Mitt Romney’s declining numbers among moderate and independent voters, he remains a tougher challenger for President Obama in the general election than Rick Santorum.