The KET Candidate Forums began yesterday on Kentucky Tonight. For the next three Mondays at 8 p.m., we’ll present the men and women who have qualified to seek Kentucky’s seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The primary is Tuesday, May 20.
Last night, we invited Republicans Matt Bevin, Brad Copas, Shawna Sterling, and incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell to sit down with me for the program. Sen. McConnell did not appear.
Louisvillians Bevin and McConnell are the only candidates in the Repubican primary to have actively raised campaign funds for the race. Bevin has received the endorsement of a number of the state’s Tea Party organizations. He responded to a range of questions from KET viewers, and commented on the so-called Reins Act (which would allow Congress to overrule certain federal regulations), why he would have opposed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s nomination, the national debt, and the full repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Copas, a native of Monroe County, and Sterling, originally from California, also gave their positions on a number of issues, including immigration reform.
The Kentucky Tonight Candidate Forums continue next Monday night with the Democratic primary candidates for U.S. Senate.
On May 5, we’ll have the Democratic challengers for the 5th and 6th Congressional Districts, and on May 12 we’ll talk with the Democratic candidates for the 1st and 3rd Congressional Districts.
On Monday, May 19, we’ll preview all the races with representatives from both parties, and with political analysts Jennifer Moore and Ellen Williams.