May 2, 2022
Frankfort, Ky. (May 2, 2022) – While the eyes of the nation turn to the Commonwealth for the fastest two minutes in sports at the running of the Kentucky Derby, newspapers across the state are chronicling how Kentucky Democrats have already forfeited this fall’s election competition.
“Andy Beshear and Kentucky Democrats have abandoned Kentucky,” RPK Communications Director Sean Southard said. “Beshear and his party are so out-of-step with Kentucky values they couldn’t even find candidates to run in their historic stronghold.”
The Louisville Courier-Journal published an opinion editorial saying this May primary election will be historic for the state’s Purchase region, once called “the rock of Gibraltar” for the Kentucky Democrat Party. “For the first time ever,” the columnist writes, “not a single Democrat is running for the state legislature from the Jackson Purchase, once Kentucky’s most devoutly Democratic district.”
Last week, a northern Kentucky news outlet published “Why do so few Democrats represent Northern Kentucky?” and noted there are only two Democrat legislators in the region and “there also aren’t that many across the state of Kentucky.”
“Whether it is on taxes, abortion, or women’s sports, Governor Beshear is too weak to stand up to the far-left interests of his own party,” Southard said. “As we race through the May primary and cross the finish line in November, we will have re-elected our supermajorities in the General Assembly, Republicans in our congressional delegation, and be in a great position to continue giving Kentuckians representation in line with their values.”