Photo: Sec. of State Alison Lundergan Grimes/from KET
There was no shortage of political jabs between Kentucky Democrats and Republicans at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County.
It’s the unofficial kickoff to the political season and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced earlier in the day that he’ll be seeking reelection in 2020.
McConnell says he’s been able to use his leadership post to address major issues in Kentucky.
Congressman James Comer is seeking a second full term in November and also talked about winning the war on Carp during his remarks.
Paul Walker is Comer’s Democratic opponent in November and outlined lofty goals he wants to see accomplished.
Attorney General Andy Beshear has already announced he’ll run for the Democratic nomination for governor next year and he had harsh words for Governor Bevin, who did not attend the picnic.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has been rumored to make a run for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination next year and sounded like that’s where her mind was at Saturday.
State Senator Stan Humphries represents Fancy Farm in Frankfort and had harsh words for Beshear’s actions that got this year’s pension reform deemed unconstitutional.
Senator Rand Paul, who is headed to Russia on Monday, did not attend the Fancy Farm picnic. All audio in this story was from Kentucky Educational Television. Click here to view all of the speakers.