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  •  Yeah. (4+ / 0-)
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    Especially given his position as the public face of the SCHIP veto, McConnell is ripe for the picking. Plus, KY just elected so many state-wide Dems.

    It's frustrating. Just goes to show why we always need to be developing the "farm team."

    •  Well, We Have (4+ / 0-)
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      the "farm team" in Kentucky, it's just that our best prospects seem to content remaining in the minors for now.

      When I commented on this last night, I expressed my amazement that Stumbo would be talking up the possibility of moving from the Attorney General's office back down to the Kentucky House rather than the U.S. Senate.  A couple of Kossacks observed that the DSCC had invested heavily in getting Luallen to run, possibly out of fear that Stumbo has baggage that could dog him in a contect with McConnell.

      •  I wonder if it's a ploy (0+ / 0-)

        to get the DSCC behind his campaign.

        "Back me now, get behind me now, fund me now, or I'm out".

        Stumbo's a pretty canny politician. I wouldn't put that past him.

        Joe Lieberman likes to be called an "Independent Democrat". I like being called a "sexual dynamo".

        by Arjun Jaikumar on Sat Dec 08, 2007 at 11:44:24 AM PST

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        •  nope (0+ / 0-)

          the DSCC can't stand Stumbo, too much baggage. and his internal poll #'s sucked.

          •  I'm hearing his internals had him as top dem... (0+ / 0-)

            ...and the poll Kos had up here in November had Stumbo over 40% and holding McConnell under 50%.

            The DSCC does seem to have a problem with him, but I'm not convinced his baggage is a dealbreaker for KY voters (hell, they elected him AG!).

            The American people are competent. Why shouldn't the government be competent? The people tell the truth. Why should our government lie? -Jimmy Carter

            by JR on Sat Dec 08, 2007 at 12:18:01 PM PST

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      •  I used to live in KY in the late 70-early 80's (1+ / 0-)
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        and there was politician from the mountains named Grady Stumbo.  I believe he even ran for governor nomination once.  

        Anyone know if Grady and Greg Stubmo are related?  IIRC, Grady was a pretty good progressive on a lot of issues.

        "It's hip to be miserable when you're young and intellectual."--Carly Simon

        by Buckeye Terry on Sat Dec 08, 2007 at 11:59:24 AM PST

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        •  nope (0+ / 0-)

          dad was Harold, a judge

          •  families do extend further than father-son (2+ / 0-)
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            I'm pretty sure Greg and Grady are cousins.  And I think there's another one in there who ran for a judicial seat a few years back.

            The American people are competent. Why shouldn't the government be competent? The people tell the truth. Why should our government lie? -Jimmy Carter

            by JR on Sat Dec 08, 2007 at 12:22:58 PM PST

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        •  Pretty sure they are. (1+ / 0-)
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          They're cousins, from what I can tell.  People on the Bluegrass Report refer to them as the "Stumbo cousins."

          The American people are competent. Why shouldn't the government be competent? The people tell the truth. Why should our government lie? -Jimmy Carter

          by JR on Sat Dec 08, 2007 at 12:22:16 PM PST

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          •  Yep, according to the Cincy Enquirer (1+ / 0-)
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            [Grady] Stumbo, a cousin of state Rep. Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg, is a former state Democratic chairman and two-time candidate for governor. He was human resources secretary in the administration of John Y. Brown Jr., in which Lunsford was commerce secretary.

            http://www.enquirer.com/...

            "What a wild duet.  Still, they're cousins..."

            Damn Nick at Nite.

            The American people are competent. Why shouldn't the government be competent? The people tell the truth. Why should our government lie? -Jimmy Carter

            by JR on Sat Dec 08, 2007 at 05:20:59 PM PST

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