Republican candidates for state office visit Christian County for GOP Spring Fling

Christian County got a visit from many Republican candidates running for state offices, as they came together at the GOP Spring Fling event at Casey Jones Distillery Saturday evening.

United States Senator Rand Paul spoke on the new tariffs issued against China by the U.S. and says he’s not a fan of them as they hurt Kentucky farmers—he’ll continue to push for the president to garner a deal to end the trade war.

Governor Matt Bevin says he feels confident going into the primary that he’ll be the party’s nominee and he’ll continue to focus on the pension crisis if re-elected. He says as of right now, he’s waiting to hear from legislators about a potential bill that could pass to assist quasi-governmental agencies and then he’ll call a special session.

He’s facing Robert Goforth in the primary and Goforth’s running mate for Lt. Governor, Mike Hogan, says they’re ready to bring respect and honor to the Governor’s office.

There are a long list of people running for Secretary of State in this year’s election, and Michael Adams of Paducah says he intends to focus on making photo identification mandatory to vote.

Andrew English says he’ll work on building a better relationship with county clerk’s offices if elected Secretary of State.

Also running for Secretary of State is Carl Nett, who says he plans on reorganizing the voter registration rolls.

State Auditor Mike Harmon has no opponent in the primary and he says he intends to continue working hard to serve the people of Kentucky.

Treasurer Allison Ball says if re-elected, she wills continue to promote transparency in government and focus on financial literacy.

Will Schroder is running for Attorney General and says he will protect pro-life legislation if elected to that position.

Daniel Cameron is also running for Attorney General and says he intends to focus on fighting the opioid epidemic.

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says if re-elected, he will continue fighting for those who face food insecurity in the state.

Bill Polyniak faces Quarles in the primary and says he’ll focus on expanding hemp and other products that come with it to help those with medical ailments.

Attendees to the GOP Spring Fling got to visit with each candidate, ask questions and bring up concerns they may have. The primary election is fast approaching on May 21.