Red, White, and Blue picnic brings out the Ky. candidates in Owensboro


OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – With election day just days away Kentucky voters got to hear from those running for statewide offices.

The candidates spoke at the Red, White, and Blue Picnic in Owensboro on Tuesday.

Neither Governor Matt Bevin nor his Democratic challenger, Attorney Andy Beshear, were able to attend the event.

The candidates running for Lieutenant Governor, Democrat Jacqueline Colman and Republican Ralph Alvarado, got to speak with the voters who attended the picnic.

Candidates for Secretary of State and Attorney General also made appearances at the non-partisan event.

Republican candidate for Attorney General, Daniel Cameron said, “This office needs to be in the business of advocating for our commonwealth and county attorneys, and for our law enforcement community globally, making sure that they have the resources necessary to stem the tide of the epidemic that we have here in the commonwealth.”

Greg Stumbo, democratic candidate for Attorney General said, “The fact of the matter is the Attorney General’s office is not a place for on the job training, ladies and gentlemen. I chose to seek this office again because I want to fight the battle that I started with the opioid industry.”

A few hundred people were in attendance on the north courthouse lawn listening to the candidates. The picnic is the latest event across Kentucky where candidates make their final pitches to voters.

“Those undecided voters are crucial right now, so you’re trying to win them. I talk about my experience in a bipartisan fashion, having worked under two different governors from two different parties and still able to meet my objective in serving our state’s veterans,” said Heather French Henry, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State.

“I tell them I’m the only candidate with election experience, having served as election law counsel to Vice President Pence, multiple national committees, conservative groups across the country. I’m the only candidate with election experience. People care about qualifications,” says Michael Adams, Republican candidate for Secretary of State.

The polls will be open next Tuesday, November 5.

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(This story was originally published on October 29, 2019)

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