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Here is audio of Third District Congressman John Yarmuth talking with reporters about the goals of the lame duck Congress and his thoughts on his third term. Highlights include a discussion of whether Yarmuth’s decision to campaign on the Democratic Party’s legislative successes was the right strategy. He says it is, because he won. But WHAS’s Joe Arnold says some Democrats are upset about it.


On Thursday, Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth appeared on WFPL’s State of Affairs. Here is the audio.

Yarmuth is running for re-election to the Third District seat against Republican Todd Lally, who was on the show last week. Here is the audio.

Also in the race are Libertarian Ed Martin and independent Michael Hansen.

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth and Republican challenger Todd Lally had a lively debate at U of L this week. WFPL’s Rick Howlett was there, and he has posted the entire debate online.

Noting his work securing federal grants for law enforcement, the Kentucky State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Tuesday endorsed 3rd District Congressman John Yarmuth in his race against Republican challenger Todd Lally.

The Yarmuth campaign sent the following:

“It is always an honor to stand side-by-side with the men and women who put their lives on the line every day on behalf of our community,” said Congressman Yarmuth. “Their service and sacrifice is a critical part of what makes our community great, and I am humbled and proud to have their support.”

The Kentucky State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police is comprised of more than 9,000 men and women involved in law enforcement in Louisville and across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Congressman Yarmuth has worked together with law enforcement officials in Louisville on numerous occassions over his first two terms in Congress, helping secure $6 million in COPS funding to hire 32 new LMPD officers and $1.2 million to put new mobile data computers in LMPD cruisers.  He also successfully fought to add Jefferson County to the national HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) program, giving law enforcement agencies across our community new resources and tools to fight drug trafficking.

If yesterday’s dose of campaign ads wasn’t enough…

First, the NRSC has a new ad accusing Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway of waffling (flip-flopping, etc) on the Bush tax cuts (which Conway wants to extend). The spot swipes the Waffle House theme Conway’s supporters used at Fancy Farm to mock Republican candidate Rand Paul, who is no stranger to accusations of backtracking.

Next, incumbent Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth (who is running against Todd Lally) emphasizes jobs and GE in his latest ad.

And finally (for now), Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer talks about education in his new ad. He says it’s time to fix the JCPS student assignment plan. Republican Hal Heiner and independent Jackie Green both favor scrapping the plan. Heiner says school diversity is still important, but he is calling for a new approach to education that would expand the magnet school program and offer incentives to teachers who work in under-performing schools. Green, however, says affordable housing should be more evenly distributed across the city. That, he says, would make neighborhoods and schools diverse.

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