Speakers confirmed for Fancy Farm political picnic

July 28, 2010 | | Comments 11

Gov. Steve Beshear and the two candidates for U.S. Senate — Democratic Jack Conway and Republican Rand Paul — will headline the speakers at the Aug. 7 Fancy Farm political picnic in Graves County.

Mark Wilson, political chairman for the picnic that traditionally starts the fall election campaigns, has released a list of confirmed speakers. The event, on the grounds of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Fancy Farm, is free to the public.

Others besides the governor and U.S. Senate candidates speaking at the picnic will be Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, Secretary of State Trey Grayson, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, Democratic U.S. Rep. candidate Charles Hatchett, state Sen. Ken Winters, state Rep. Fred Nesler, state Senate candidates Mike East and Rex Smith and state representative candidates Steven Rudy and Mike Lawrence.

Wilson said invited politicians who have not confirmed to speak include U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, state Auditor Crit Luallen, state Treasurer Todd Hollenbach and state Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer.

The political speaking will begin at 2 p.m. local time. Emcee with be House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown.

Wilson said he expects C-Span will televise the event live in coordination with the Kentucky Educational Television network.

–Jack Brammer

Filed Under: Daniel MongiardoDemocratic PartyElectionsFeaturedJack ConwayJeff HooverMitch McConnellRand PaulRepublican PartySteve BeshearUS Senate Race

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  1. SOSG says:

    I live in Western Kentucky and it takes two weeks for us to clean up the b*** sh** after all of these politicians leave.

  2. Gator says:

    Go Rand go, the country is watching. Kentucky needs to lead the way in something other than poverty. Kentucky will never be the economic engine it could be until it enacts a right to work law like Tennessee and the rest of the south.

  3. FormerDemocrat says:

    Why don’t they let Gatewood speak?

  4. Halyn says:

    Surprised Ed Marksberry won’t be speaking…

  5. The General says:


    So Mississippi and Alabama are proseperous because they are right to work? How come the wealthiest states in the nation are closed shop?

  6. Brian says:

    correlation=/=causation, General

    Picnic should be fun!

  7. The General says:

    Unions have done more for my standard of living than any conspiracy theorist spouting candidate

  8. pat says:

    Right to Work (For Less) states earn on average $5,000 less than other states. Of course that falls into Paul’s policy of depressed wages. Let them eat cake! Kentucky workers are barely above Mexican labor and Paul wants our “wages to fall”. Paul must want half the state to live in poverty. What a lofty goal.

  9. Buck Feshear says:

    Poor Jackie Conway. He won’t be able to tell the world what a tough son of a b*tch he is this year.

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