At the planning session, GOP Chairman J.D. Howell said that the party’s efforts were shifting away from voters already identifying themselves as Republicans to all voters in the community. “We’re not going to ask if Trigg County needs a two party system anymore. We need everyone to vote for our candidates and not going to disenchant anyone with our message.”
Howell added that Republican campaigners were encouraging everyone to register to vote. “We prefer them to register as Republicans, but want people to get out and vote.”
Magistrate Candidate Kevin Terrell (District 5) said that anyone eligible to vote could register online, and that a link to register was present on the county GOP website at www.triggcountygop.com.
District 6 Candidate Richard Crutchfield discussed campaign advertising. “I feel like the Kentucky New Era has done nothing for us, and that The Cadiz Record is the way to go with campaign ads.”
The Republicans discussed other advertising strategy, including a float and booth at the Country Ham Festival and an outdoor rally for Judge Executive Candidate Stan Humphries.
They also considered recent phone calls assailing Rep. James Carr’s (District 8) voting record on a bill that guaranteed female workers equal wages as their male counterparts. Though Howell said that he did not know specifics of the attack, or Carr’s specific reasons for voting no, he said that Carr would be at Friday’s headquarters opening to defend his choices.
Howell said of Carr’s opponent John Tilley, “Do we really need another lawyer in Frankfort? We will let the people make up their mind.”
Due to a detached retina, Carr was unable to be at the grand opening. A press release sent from his office said that he was canceling public appearances until medically cleared to continue campaigning personally.
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