My Exclusive Interview with Sen. Evan Bayh

DS:  Senator Bayh, thank you for joining the Kentucky Democrat today.  How are things in Indiana and Washington?
Evan Bayh: Things in Indiana are going well. I just spent the last month crisscrossing the state with campaigning for our three newly elected Congressmen; Joe Donnelly, Baron Hill, and Brad Ellsworth. Hoosiers everywhere were optimistic that change was on the way and we were going to move past the partisan gridlock and start getting results for middle class Americans.

DS:  A lot of pundits were saying that if you were able to help in turning over the 3 seats in IN that it would help your potential candidacy in 2008.  Any thoughts on the matter?
EB: Our victories in Indiana offer a great example to the Democratic Party of how to win in Red America. Brad, Joe, and Baron were able to convince independents and moderate republicans to put their trust in the Democratic Party. These are the exact same voters that we will need if we want to keep these majorities and win the White House in 2008.

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Kentucky Blog Ban: Day 2

As you know, our governor, Ernie Fletcher, is so scared for his governorship that he has decided that no state employee is allowed to read a Democratic blog on the job.


This is Day #2 of the KY Blog Ban and us bloggers are united!


Below the cut is an updated list of sites that are still accessible on state computers.


http://kydem.blogspot.com

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Jim Webb's Campaign Plagarizes!

I'm not related to any of the campaigns but if you go to Comic Book Resources and scroll down or visit my own blog, you will see some pictures that look very similar.

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World: Meet Lazy Tuesday

So, Scott links to it in Breaking Blue.  But now, let me reply with the PROPER LINK.

I DID NOT UPLOAD ON YOUTUBE AND I DON'T KNOW WHO DID.

Oops. He linked to the Natalie video. Not the one i did. So will you all ever look at me the same way again? http://kydem.blogspot.com

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Exclusive Interview with State Rep. Mike Weaver

This exclusive interview with Kentucky State Rep. Mike Weaver, a candidate for Congress in KY-2, was originally posted at my blog today.  Rep. Weaver is a retired Army Colonel and a member of the Band of Brothers.

DS:  First, thank you for joining the Kentucky Democrat for an interview today.  How are things going in Frankfort/Western Kentucky?
Mike Weaver: Frankfort takes the majority of my time while we are in session and prevents me from doing the intensive fundraising that is essential to a successful campaign.   We are having a major fundraising event in Bowling Green on March 11, 2006.  My daughter Cyndi Crocker is leading the charge; Jody Richards is the chair; and Senator Max Cleland will be the guest of honor.   My wife Lois will organize and lead the charge for a fundraiser in Elizabethtown with a guest of honor that we have not selected yet.  Lois and Cyndi will organize the charge in Owensboro with Wesley Clark as the guest of honor.  We will have a date from Clark this week.  We will also have a fundraiser in Louisville after the other three.   The DCCC has this race as a top tier and is very supportive with arranging guests of honor.

DS: You're a veteran who has honorably served our country and now, you are running for Congress.  What are your thoughts on the fact that there are so many veterans running this year?
MW: On Wednesday, February 8, 2006, I stood on the Mall looking up at our nations Capital with forty of the fifty-two Democratic Veterans who are running for Congress.   Max Cleland was the featured speaker and the center of attention as the Band of Brothers rallied around this American hero. Max gave so much of himself for his country only to be branded as a non-patriot during his last campaign for the Senate. It is true that not many veterans have run for congress in the past because veterans, especially those who made the military a career, find the profession to be less honorable than being a professional soldier.   Additionally, fundraising is a huge obstacle for a professional soldier who has never had to ask anyone for donations.  Personally, I would rather do some of the most dangerous and uncomfortable things that I did as a soldier again than ask for money for my campaign.   I, along with fifty-one other veterans, am willing to endure this arduous process because I am convinced that our country needs more combat veterans as part of the decision making process.   There are hard questions that should be asked and answers demanded before this country ever engages in war again.  I think combat veterans are qualified to ask the questions and bold enough to demand the answers.

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Evan Bayh to Karl Rove: Bring It On!

Essentially, that's what yesterday's speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies was.  I recieved a transcript sometime after the speech yesterday.  The BayhPartisan has the full transcript up on that site.  What I am going to do is, hopefully, break down some of the speech with commentary of my own.  What Senator Bayh said is in italics and then my commentary will be all over.

Crossposted at the Kentucky Democrat, Americans for Bayh, and Daily Kos.

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Barry Welsh Website Redesign

I was just sent this email by Barry Welsh's campaign and I'd wait til later but I have a night class.  Here goes along with :

Hi! I'm the Kentucky Democrat and I am with the Barry Welsh for Congress Campaign. We are proud to announce that our new website www.barrywelsh.org is making it's World Premier this evening. We ask you to visit the website, and take a look around. Barry will be blogging live, beginning at 7 p.m. on the site.  We invite you to join the conversation. We are also proud of the Pledge to the People of the 6th District.  A media blitz in underway in the district to announce this important document.

Barry's campaign is intent on telling the truth about how our Congressman Mike Pence has voted, where his financing comes from, and his out-of-touch, right-wing extremism.  More importantly it is about ideas that will improve life in Indiana's 6th District. Visit www.barrywelsh.org to see the complete text of Barry's Pledge to the People of the 6th District.

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KY-3 Update: We have a primary

We will have a primary between Col. Andrew Horne and John Yarmuth.  It has been in a while since we've had a primary but it will be a spirited campaign, I'm sure.  There is actually a third candidate, Burrel Farnsley, I think, but I don't know if that person has a legitimate chance.

According to the Bluegrass Report, Yarmuth is definitely in.

Just got off the phone with LEO founder and former publisher John Yarmuth (D) and he decided that he's in and filing his candidacy papers tomorrow to take on Rep. Anne Northup (R)! Folks, we got ourselves another race.I am in the process of trying to arrange another blog interview, this one with John Yarmuth.

http://kydem.blogspot.com

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Happy Chanukah

To my fellow Jews that use MyDD.com

Have a Happy Chanukah and may you be reminded of the tragedies that have led us to this day.

As the saying goes, they tried to kill us, we survived, let's eat.  That goes for most of the holidays too.

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NJDC - GOP House Top Priority? Christmas Vote

I just recieved, sometime today, an email from the NJDC dealing with this week's vote in Congress.

It is my firm belief that, after reading some comments attached below, Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) is an anti-Semite.  Please correct me if I am wrong but that's the vibe I am getting from the press statement and quotes.

The Republicans in Congress care less about what the holidays mean.  They are about giving to the needy, not a tax cut to the wealthy.

And to Scott, a big thank you for an increase in traffic today.  Here is the article from NJDC titled: NJDC - GOP House Top Priority? Christmas Vote

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