I live in KY. What special election?
She was a dreadful candidate. The GOP has a talent for picking people impossible to support.
It was blue to begin with.
The job of the candidate is to inspire the voters. The voters don’t owe anybody anything.
LS has a short thread with some some insight on this race:
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1) A word on the KY state house race all the whacktard Ds are crowing about. Yes it was a “blowout”-—a district Trump won by a massive margin, now the D won by an equally big margin.
Big, big “however”:
This had nothing to do with turnout, “muh blue wave,” or anything.
6:23 AM - 21 Feb 2018
The guy who killed himself and opened this seat was six kinds of strange to begin with. Maybe the voters thought his widow would be more of the same and stayed home?
A posting from yesterday with 96 comments
if anyone cares to scan thru them.
Linda Belcher (D) wins her KY legislative seat back w/ almost 70%. Kentucky HD89
The GOP moves Left and it pays the price. No one shows up or in my case I show up and write in names instead of voting for Republicans.
I’ve been doing that pretty much since 2014.
I voted for Trump and a few others, but the rest are blank or write-in.
They are wildly spending money in Washington right now and plan to raise gas taxes this year for “infrastructure”.
I don’t have to vote Republican and won’t vote Republican with all that going on among other things.
Could it that this is the reason she lost so badly?
From a previous article...
“Then, in December 2017, the KYCIR released a bombshell report about Johnson. Among the many interesting parts of Johnsons past: he molested a 17-year old girl on New Years Eve in 2012, committed arson to collect insurance, was possibly involved in another arson case with his church, was cited at least three times by Alcohol Beverage Control officers, and was involved in a number of different lies, including that he had served as a United Nations ambassador and White House chaplain to three presidents. He was also the pastor who had gave last rites for people who died at the World Trade Center on September 11th.
Johnson gave a press conference a day after the article came out and denied all of the allegations. But a day after that, he committed suicide with a gun. The state party never endorsed Johnson in 2016. Matt Bevin called Johnson an embarrassment to the state, but notably was not as direct about asking him to resign as he was for four other state House Republicans accused of sexual harassment (notably former Speaker Jeff Hoover).
After Johnsons death, his wife, Rebecca, stepped in to be a candidate, with the intent of carrying on her husbands legacy. Johnson has made controversial remarks in the same manner as her husband. She has made light of drug use and domestic violence, used profanity to describe refugees, and lied about how many employees she managed at a job at Louisville Airport. But she has promised to continue to vote for conservative legislation, which has earned her donations from powerful Louisville State Senator Dan Seum and House Speaker Pro Tempore (and de facto Speaker) David Osborne. Her campaign is also being run by David Adams, who led Rand Pauls primary campaign in 2010.
NOT a U.S. House seat. A Local Kentucky *State* House seat.
The incumbent (who rode into office on the Trump train) isnt running, hes DEAD. Suicide. (A well deserved suicide).
The dead guys wife ran instead. The former office holder, who barely lost, to the dead guy (when he was alive), easily reclaimed her LOCAL *State* House seat.
ZERO, national implications.
FAKE (deceptive) NEWS. This story, while true, is designed to be deceptive to make it LOOK LIKE the Republicans lost a U.S. House seat, which they DIDNT.
Unless we work as tirelessly as they do we will always be a dollar short and a day behind...
That is because repubs ran an absolutely unsupportable candidate. This is on the ky repub party