Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lunsford Receives Chandler Endorsement in KY Senate Race

Bruce Lunsford has received the endorsement of Democratic U.S. Representative Ben Chandler of Kentucky's 6th Congressional District in Lunsford's bid to unseat incumbent Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.  Yesterday, the Lunsford campaign released the following statement from Denver, site of the Democratic National Convention:

Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler of Kentucky’s 6th District officially endorsed Bruce Lunsford in his race for U.S. Senate against Mitch McConnell. Chandler made the announcement this morning during a Kentucky Delegation breakfast at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
“I am delighted that Ben has publicly expressed the support that he’s been expressing to me privately throughout the year,” said Lunsford, who attended the breakfast. “I’m thrilled to have Ben’s endorsement, and very grateful for it. Ben and I are united in the fight to put an end to the Bush-McConnell policies that have damaged Kentucky and the nation this decade.  For many years, Ben Chandler has been an important leader in Kentucky, and I know Mitch McConnell and George W. Bush realize that when Democrats are united behind a cause, it spells trouble for them.”

Rep. Chandler is the grandson of  legendary Kentucky Democrat, A. B. "Happy" Chandler. In a long and colorful career, Happy Chandler served as Governor, US Senator and Commissioner of Major League Baseball.  Rep. Chandler is also a super-delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, supporting Barack Obama

ElectBlue congratulates Mr. Lunsford on this important endorsement.

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