Cross posted at Hillbilly Report.
Alison Lundergan Grimes won the Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary with77% of the Democratic vote and that means 23% of democratic voters voted for another Democratic candidate.
Alison Lundergan Grimes has a real chance to defeat Mitch McConnell in the general election but, assuming Mitch McConnell doesn’t become embroiled in a scandal, she’ll need every vote she can get to beat him and Progressive Independent senatorial candidate Ed Marksberry might take away enough votes to keep her from winning.
Seems to me Progressive Independent senatorial candidate Ed Marksberry is in the drivers seat when it comes to Alison Lundergan Grimes having a chance to beat Mitch McConnell.
Ed Marksberry is pretty well known in Kentucky Democratic circles. He’s worked to elect many Democratic candidates and ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2010. During his 2010 congressional race he was snubbed by the Kentucky Democratic Party and the Kentucky Democratic Party’s 2010 U.S. Senatorial candidate Jack Conway, but Ed Marksberry remained faithful to the Kentucky Democratic Party until Kentucky Democratic Party fired out a pro Alison Lundergan Grimes email asking for contributions, while ignoring the other Democratic US. Senatorial candidates in including him.
“Did you see the news?The email resulted with Ed Marksberry filing a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court against state Democratic Party chairman Daniel Logsdon.
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Lexington Herald-LeaderEd Marksberry eventually dropped the lawsuit, dropped out of the Democratic U.S. senate primary race and filed to run as an Independent.
FRANKFORT — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ed Marksberry thinks his party is not playing fairly with his campaign.
Marksberry, an Owensboro contractor who lost a bid for Congress in 2010, filed a lawsuit Monday in Franklin Circuit Court against state Democratic Party chairman Daniel Logsdon, alleging the party is favoring the candidacy of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
"I love the Democratic Party, but if it keeps on doing what it has been doing, it looks like they're ignoring the working class in the party over the rich," Marksberry said Monday during a telephone interview.
Logsdon did not respond to an email and phone call seeking comment. Read more.
I just got off of the phone with Ed and he tells me he’s well on his way getting the 5000 signatures required to have his name on the U.S. Senate ballot.
It’s a shame it’s come to this, but there’s a price to pay when lifelong Democrats get treated like $hit by the Kentucky Democratic Party and the way it looks now Ed Marksberry is going to make Kentucky Democratic Party pay the ultimate price!
If Alison Lundergan Grimes and the Kentucky Democratic Party really believe they’ll need every vote to beat Senator Mitch McConnell this November, I suggest they reach out to Ed Marksberry and show him the respect he deserves and he might help them win.
Remember the 23% of Democratic primary voters that voted against Alison Lundergan Grimes? I wonder how may of them will vote for Ed Marksberry in the general election?
Reckon Kentucky Democratic Party Chair, Daniel Logsdon, will donate to Mitch McConnell during this election cycle?
FRANKFORT — The newly appointed chairman and executive director of the Kentucky Democratic Party has contributed to campaigns of prominent Republicans in recent years, including U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and former Gov. Ernie Fletcher. Read more.