OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

One of the reasons many think that Dan Mongiardo will be a great candidate both for the primary, and general elections for Kentucky's Senate seat in 2010 is his position and name recognition. As Kentucky's sitting Lt. Governor he has shown an appeal to voters all over the state. Also, many state and national Democrats remember when he almost pulled a monumental upset over Bunning in 2004.

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Despite his naysayers, Mongiardo has gotten off to a very good start in this race with his fundraising haul over the last month or so:

FRANKFORT — In a letter to supporters, Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo said Monday that he has raised $420,000 in the first six weeks of his second bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-KY.

Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, who narrowly lost to Bunning in 2004, said his ability to raise cash ” is a significant statement on the strength of our campaign.” The money was raised between mid February and March 31, Mongiardo said.

http://bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com/...

As many have suspected, Mongiardo is showing strength in his fundraising numbers and is in a great position to win the nomination and general elections. Now, Democrats await seeing who will be his competition in the primary:

Mongiardo’s announcement of his fund raising prowess came as a Democratic challenger to Mongiardo is likely to be announced soon. Democrats that may enter the primary include Attorney General Jack Conway, State Auditor Crit Luallen and U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Versailles.
While I am waiting to see who else enters this race to endorse a candidate, whomever wants to challenge Dr. Dan better step up pretty quick to keep him from getting much more of a head start.

Join us in the discussion of Rural Democrats on their issues in general and candidates in the 2010 election at Hillbilly Report. City slickers welcome too!!

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to RDemocrat on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 04:57 PM PDT.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.