Friday, February 8, 2008

Yarmuth endorses Obama, but what about Horne?

Rep. John Yarmuth (D -KY3) officially announced his endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama for president today. "Barack Obama has the unique capacity to build support from Americans of all parties from Kentucky to Idaho to Connecticut, and he will lead us to recapture our potential when as President," said Yarmuth in a press release.

Surprising? Not really.

Just a few weeks ago he "unofficially" supported Obama on WLOU 1350AM when he was a guest on the Simmons Saturday Morning Solutions radio program. And it's not very risky either, according to Federal Election Commission reports Louisville's wallets support Obama over Billary 3-to-1. Plus, Yarmuth staffers love to say Louisville discovered Obama's house packing charisma when he appeared at Slugger Field during Yarmuth's congressional campaign in 2006.

Still, every little bit helps.

KY bloggers have already sidestepped this feathery news. Most want to know if Yarmuth is going to follow-up his "unofficial" endorsement of Andrew Horne -- "He is the person to take on Mitch McConnell" -- in the upcoming Senatorial race against the Godfather of KY, Sen. Mitch McConnell, who awaits whatever Democrat survives the primary.

Yarmuth's endorsement in that race is significant considering his proximity to KY politics and that nearly 40% of Kentucky’s voters reside in the 3rd Congressional District.

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