2 more Dems added to Fancy Farm speakers list | New


FANCY FARM, Ky. (KT) – It now appears U.S. Senate candidate Charles Booker won’t be the only Democrat to speak at the political event at Fancy Farm, part of St. Jerome’s Church 142n/a annual picnic, August 6.

Fancy Farm Political Chairman Steven Elder announced Wednesday that Democratic Kentucky Chairman Colman Elridge will speak on behalf of the Democratic Party, as will the 1st Congressional District candidate Jimmy Ausbrooks.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul, who is opposing Booker in his re-election bid, also said he would speak unless the Senate recessed in time for him to attend, according to Elder. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is still listed as “pending” due to the uncertainty of an August suspension in Washington.

Kentucky’s only two Democrats both said they would not attend. Governor Andy Beshear says he and his wife will visit Israel and other parts of the Holy Land. Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman also said she would not participate.

Among those who have agreed to speak are the four leading GOP gubernatorial candidates for 2023: Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Rep. Savannah Maddox of Dry Ridge, Auditor Mike Harmon and Agriculture Commissioner Ryan. Quarles. Both Harmon and Quarles have term limits and cannot seek re-election to their current positions.

Treasurer Allison Ball, who announced she would run for state auditor, and Secretary of State Michael Adams, who said he could run for attorney general instead of another term in his office present, have also undertaken to appear.

Holder 1st District Congressman James Comer agreed to speak, as did state lawmakers whose districts include Fancy Farm.

The Fancy Farm Picnic, held since 1880, is the major fundraiser each year for St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, increasing the normal population of the Graves County community by just over 400. , at more than ten times that amount, for a day’s barbecue prepared by church members, as well as the political speaking strain.

Fancy Farm serves as the traditional kickoff to the fall campaign season.

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