Kentucky's 19th Senate district is very Democratic. There are four candidates to replace Sen. Tim Shaughnessy, and they are all Democrats, and mostly liberal.
A recent article by the LEO reveals that there are varying degrees of very liberal.
One candidate, Morgan McGarvey, received the endorsement of the Courier-Journal, labor unions and several prominent Democrats.
Morgan McGarvey received the endorsement of The Courier-Journal today, which is not yet hidden by their pay wall. The C-J said that Cunningham and McGarvey were the top two candidates, but what put McGarvey over the top was his "unequivocal support for the Ohio River Bridges Project."
The C-J joins the long list of big name endorsers for McGarvey, including a plethora of labor unions, Crit Luallen, Adam Edelen, Jack Conway and Tim Shaughnessy -- all of which are touted in McGarvey's new TV ad, hitting airwaves in Louisville now.
Apparently, what precipitated the C-J's endorsement was that McGarvey wasn't so liberal that he opposed all growth whatsoever. Which seperates him from his opponent Sarah Lynn Cunningham.
Cunningham is uncertain about the need for new bridges in Louisville, and concerned about what horrors might ensue from better roads.
The C-J said that Cunningham and McGarvey were the top two candidates, but what put McGarvey over the top was his "unequivocal support for the Ohio River Bridges Project." and Cunningham's "reservations about the second bridge because of her doubts about funding, potential sprawl and lack of plans for expanded public transit."
Yes, Cunningham is a full-fledged member of the anti-growth loony left, and has the endorsements to prove it.
Cunningham also has two new endorsers on her website: Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh and one of the most respected liberal legislators in Frankfort, Rep. Jim Wayne.
Sarah Lynn Cunningham announced this weekend that she received the endorsement of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth's New Power PAC, the liberal activist group that has strong representation throughout the district. Cunningham was already endorsed by the Sierra Club.
There you have it.
If the left had any sort of Tea Party equivalent, Cunningham might have a chance, but it seems that McGarvey has it locked up.
McGarvey has a huge money advantage in this race (if our calculations are correct, double the rest of the field combined) and will most likely be the only candidate with any significant TV presence.
Sounds like the next Senator from the 19th District.