On Saturday the Republican Party, chaired locally by Brad Cummings, held their annual gathering at the Christian Academy of Louisville off English Station Road. As expected rand Paul and Trey Grayson were in attendance and spoke.
For the record Trey is in the race. He basically gave the same speech David Adams did on our Radio show MyViewMatters on Thursday essentially stating that an exploratory committee is just a formality by the FEC and he will announce later when the timing is right.
Rumors abound that Jim Bunning will be stepping out of the race and endorsing Trey for his seat. Seems to be a pretty good rumor since Trey has stated he didn't want to run if Bunning was and he is prepared to make an announcement in a few weeks.
Stay tuned for more. In the meantime my partner Ed Martin and I met many insiders and behind the scenes guys for previous candidates such as Dwight Witten, former candidate for Metro Council District 12, and Kelly Downard during his Mayoral race of 2006.
Witten's ex campaign Chair was speaking with us about issues, and divisive ones such as abortion, that are used to keep us apart and he, as a member of the Young Republicans, was quite outspoken on the topic essentially stating that young Republicans are growing tired of this type of politics as well. Suffice it to say if the young Republicans are ready to take a stand against this type behavior in the future and focus on issues that we can resolve there just may be hope in the future for them after all.
These are the future leaders of the party so perhaps they can finally start the party down the path to working together not apart. Who knows. But the conversation did at least give me hope.
That is all we can ask for at this stage right?
In the meantime Trey was as congenial as ever and an impressive figure no doubt. Not sure what I think of him as a potential Senator at this point but he is more than deserving of a look.
Rand Paul will be on our radio show this Thursday to discuss his issues so we can get them straight from the horse's mouth. Tune in Thursday night at 7 PM on WKJK 1080 AM.
Trey was also given an invitation to appear and he assured me his staff will contact us about it. We look forward to that as well.
In the meantime stay tuned and pay attention this could shape up to be a close republican primary race when Bunning drops out.