Category Archives: Louisville GOP

Fleming’s wishful thinking

At the annual Jefferson County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner, Metro Councilman Ken Fleming, R-7, called for the GOP to take control of the city legislature in 2012. Since city and county governments merged in 2003, however, Republicans have had a fleeting minority coming no closer than a 15-11 margin. In 2011, Democrats increased their […]

Moffett calls meth bill a ‘snot tax’

In a statement to supporters, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett came out against legislation that would regulate over-the-counter cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine. The bill would require a person to get a doctor’s prescription to purchase cold medicine and is a measure that supporters contend will combat the proliferation of methamphetamine labs in Kentucky. “I […]

The ‘Fire Pelosi’ bus rolls into town

The Jefferson Country Republican Party is hosting Notorious G.O.P Chairman Michael Steele, who in a few minutes will arrive stop off on the ‘Fire Pelosi’ bus tour. The victory rally/political spectacle is being promoted as a chance for Steele to meet with volunteers, energize supporters, and discuss the RNC’s efforts to elect Republicans (tea partiers) […]

Lunchbox: Meth madness

Methro Council: Tonight city lawmakers will debate (among other issues) the pseudoephedrine (PSE) resolution, sponsored by Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, which asks the General Assembly to make cold medicine a prescription drug. The south Louisville Democrat says it’s to help Metro Police fight meth labs. However, Councilman Kevin Kramer, R-11, who taped a Hot […]

Elephants in the room

Earlier today the Republican mayoral candidates — Metro Councilman Hal Heiner, R-19, developer Chris Thieneman and small-business owner Jonathan Robertson — got together in downtown Louisville to discuss the issues during the monthly Louisville Forum. It should be noted that Louisville hasn’t had a Republican mayor in four decades, and since merger, the Democrats have […]

Heiner is running for mayor

Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner, R-19, will announce his mayoral candidacy tomorrow morning, according to a release sent by the Jefferson County Republican Party. Heiner will be the second Republican to enter the race, joining local developer and political activist Chris Thieneman, who launched a campaign earlier this month. “Learn about his track record as […]

Council GOP backing Peden for president

Metro Council Republicans are supporting James Peden, R-23, as their candidate for council president. With only 10 members set to take office in 2009, the Republicans are once again the underdogs to win the seat, but in years past they’ve played the spoiler. With two key Democrats — current President Jim King, D-10, and Councilman David […]

Lunchbox: Super Jerry

Jerry saves the day (so to speak): Without raising taxes or fees and avoiding layoffs, Mayor Jerry Abramson cut enough to match up the projected $20 million budget deficit. It still hasn’t shielded him from criticism from union leaders, who are upset about an additional furlough day, the increase in the take-home car program and the […]

Jeff. Co. GOP to send 1,000 tubes of lipstick to Obama

The “lipstick” war between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain has been this week’s shootout that has consumed this week’s news cycle thus far. It has arrived to Louisville accordingly. Calling it a “thinly veiled sexist attack” by his party, the Jefferson County Republican Party is coordinating a statewide effort to send 1,000 tubes […]