Haydon, of Bardstown, faces Republican Jimmy Higdon of Lebanon in a special election Dec. 8 to fill the 14th Senate District seat vacated by Republican Dan Kelly of Springfield. Kelly accepted an appointment by Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear to a circuit judgeship.
In a news release, Haydon said his campaign contributions have come from 408 individuals and 12 politcal action committees.
“This campaign to end the gridlock in the Kentucky Senate has attracted broad support,” Haydon said.
“My supporters understand that the results of this election will send the message to Frankfort that it is time to end business as usual. At at time when our citizens are being asked to tighten their belts, government must do the same. This change must begin in the legislature, especially in the leadership of the Senate.”
The Higdon campaign had no immediate comment.
The 14th Senate District includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Washington and Taylor counties.