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Hundreds Flock to Frankfort

Bruce Previews Blueprint for Change


For the Campaign for Change rally in Frankfort last night, the music said it all.

With 400 folks filling a conference room at the Capital Plaza Hotel, Stumbo’s grand entrance was accompanied by Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” Stumbo, who has lived up to the song’s lyrics repeatedly as attorney general, called running mate Bruce Lunsford “a merchant of change.”

When Greg introduced Bruce to the enthusiastic audience, the sounds of the Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get it Started” filled the room. Bruce introduced ideas from his upcoming “Blueprint for Change” and led the crowd in a “Get it Done” chant.

Bruce laid out three key proposals, as reported by the Herald-Leader’s Ryan Alessi. Bruce said the soon-to-be-released Blueprint for Change will include a plan for providing health care to all Kentuckians, setting up a “teacher endowment” to boost teacher compensation, and the establishment of a “Children’s Cabinet” to focus on health and education for young people.

Earlier in the evening, Ed Worley, the Democratic floor leader in the Senate, heartily endorsed the Lunsford-Stumbo ticket as the one that is the right one “to get the job done for Kentucky.” Barbara Edelman, Bruce’s running mate in the 2003 gubernatorial primary, was no less enthusiastic, saying that she “may be the only Lt. Gov. candidate from 2003 that is still campaigning for her running mate.”

Another moving speaker was Dana Mainka, mother of two young children, who said Bruce was the best candidate to assure “the best education and a secure future” for her children.

Many in the audience, who traveled from all parts of the Commonwealth, stayed and talked with Bruce and Greg and posed for pictures.


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