Among the many candidates and office holders present were Attorney General Greg Stumbo, State Senate Minority Whip Joey Pendleton, District 8 Representative Candidate John Tilley, and State Speaker of the House Jody Richards.
Stumbo campaigned for his gubernatorial ambitions when introduced by Terrell. “If they say that Governor Ernie Fletcher did no wrong, they are lying. Call my office and I will send you a piece of paper that is signed by the governor admitting he broke the law. Next year, we are going to try them in every city and town and convict him. He broke the covenant with the people by lying. I have no respect for people who lie.”
Terrell said that he remained conservative on social issues. “I feel good to be a Democrat and a Christian. I know who I believe in and that has nothing to do with legislation.”
Richards defended the Democratic Party’s record on faith-related issues. “We as Democrats are a people of faith. We believe God works in the United States of America and in our lives. We are people with compassion, and people who need help should get it.”
The Speaker said that the party believed in hope, which began with a quality education and patriotism. “Whether you like the war or not, we are for the soldiers that are fighting it.”
Tilley announced that he was a member of the Democratic Party, and “planned to stay one.” He said, “There is a lot of talk about values now. Until we take care of children, families, seniors and the middle class, talk of values doesn’t matter.”
He offered his experience as a prosecuting attorney to combat the methamphetamine problem. “We have a meth problem in Christian County, and it is moving here. You do not want it.”
Terrell asked for support from all county voters, regardless of party affiliation. “I turned down a position in Louisville and took a pay cut to run because I have a plan for the county that will work.”
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