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05/08/2007
Don't Overlook the Firefighters Endorsement

05/04/2007
DVD House Parties

04/26/2007
Now 'til November - Bruce is Dems' Best Hope

04/20/2007
Picture A Kentucky Winner

04/19/2007
Democrat for Change

04/11/2007
Blueprint Feedback

04/09/2007
Warming Up to West Louisville

04/05/2007
Behind the Blueprint

03/29/2007
Carroll: Bruce is Dems’ Best Hope for November

03/27/2007
It's Barbecue Season in Kentucky

03/23/2007
North Star: Lunsford Takes Campaign Home

03/22/2007
A Full Plate at the Bluegrass BBQ

03/20/2007
Separation of Bruce and the Slates

03/18/2007
Painting the town Blue on St. Patrick's

03/16/2007
Standing Out in a Crowd

03/15/2007
Cards, Campaign Ad Both Break Quickly

03/14/2007
Hoops Heaven – Let’s Get it Started

03/12/2007
Busy Weekend for the Campaign for Change

03/08/2007
Bruce and Hoops

03/07/2007
Hundreds Flock to Frankfort

03/06/2007
Lunsford-Stumbo Ready to "Get It Started"

03/02/2007
Getting it Done in Prestonsburg

03/01/2007
Web Site Launch Sparks Campaign

02/27/2007
Welcome to the Campaign Blog



It's Barbecue Season in Kentucky

It takes someone with a long political memory to recall Wendell Ford’s famous Bean Soup dinners. Ford, considered one of the most successful Kentucky politicians of the last century, helped build his base of support by breaking cornbread with voters across the state during his successful run for Governor in 1971.

Ford, who went on to serve four terms as a U.S. Senator, took back the Governors Mansion from the Republicans, who in 1967 had elected Louie B. Nunn as the first GOP governor in Kentucky in decades. Thanks in part to Ford’s folksy campaigning style, Ford took back the Governor’s Mansion for the Democratic Party.

Fast forward to today, and Bruce Lunsford is honoring the Democratic Party tradition with a plan to unseat a Republican governor. Bruce and running mate Greg Stumbo are hosting BBQ dinners all across the state.

This is an opportunity for Bruce and Greg to meet voters where they live and talk about the issues important to them. It's a chance to have a straightforward, honest discussion of the issues and the vision Bruce and Greg have for the state.

It's a rare thing in politics, that voters get a chance to look leaders in the eye and size them up. It's even more unusual for leaders to listen. 

The first Bluegrass BBQ was in Louisville, at the St. Matthews Community Center, and a capacity crowd of about 200 people came out to meet the candidates, shake their hands and ask questions on topics ranging from the soaring cost of health care to fighting drug abuse to the rising cost of education.      

On Monday, another 50 folks turned out in Elizabethtown for a town-hall type of meeting in which Bruce and Greg continued their conversation with voters about the Blueprint for Change – The Plan to Put Kentucky Back in Business. 

Bruce and Greg will host two more Bluegrass BBQs this week: one in Lexington on Wednesday and one in Somerset on Thursday. Click here for more details and to RSVP.

 

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Posted by: on 03/27/2007 at 3:00 p.m.

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