Rand Paul Winning the Fundraising Battle in Kentucky

The message of liberty is resonating and Rand Paul has double the amount of money as his opponent.

Written for WHAS 11 ABC:

Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has raised more than $1.2 million in the fundraising quarter that ended June 30.

The haul is in addition to the more than $97,000 Paul raised in the one-month period leading up to the May primary, giving the first-term Senator more than $2.2 million in cash available to spend from his campaign account.

Records show Paul’s Democratic challenger Jim Gray has just over $1 million in cash available to spend.

Rand Paul Victory Kentucky, a joint fundraising organization between Paul and the Republican Party of Kentucky, has just over $10,000 in cash available to spend.

Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said the campaign is “extremely pleased” with its fundraising efforts and confident Paul will have the resources necessary to spread his message to voters.

Read the entire article here.

The Valentine’s gifts that Kentucky Googles more frequently than other states are ‘couples tattoos’ and 'songs to f___ to.' 

Honorable mentions:

Mississippi:  'pearl necklace’ and 'mixtape’

Texas: ‘discount sex toys’ and ‘plus-size lingerie’

California:  ‘ heart-shaped sunglasses’ and ‘bondage kit’

Missouri:  ‘ Hallmark cards’ and ‘vejazzling’

Iowa: ‘tandem bicycle’

Wyoming: ‘vibrator,’ ‘mail-order bride’ O_O

Source

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Kentucky women are taking to social media to ask Governor Matt Bevin questions about their vaginas
Women in Kentucky are taking to social media to ask Governor Matt Bevin questions about their vaginas in protest at a new anti-abortion bill signed by the Republican governor.

TW for abortion

“Twitter users have been using the hashtag #askbevinaboutmyvag to direct gynaecological questions at the first-term politician.

The bill requires women to have a face-to-face consultation - either over live video chat or in person - at least 24 hours before receiving an abortion. Previously, women were required to only listen to a recorded message about the risks and benefits of undergoing the procedure. Bevin is also supporting a bill that has passed the Kentucky senate, requiring any woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound - if the bill becomes law, doctors who do not comply could face fines between $100,000 and $250,000.  

Derek Selznick, director of the Kentucky ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project, told the Lexington Herald-Leader: “This is not informed consent. This is about politicians trying to bully, shame and humiliate women who have already made the personal, informed and heart-wrenching decision to terminate a pregnancy.”

In response to Bevin’s anti-abortion stances, Twitter user Molly Shah, said “Since@MattBevin has so many opinions on my uterus, I have some Obgyn questions to ask him”, starting off the new hashtag.”

Read the full piece and see more #AskBevinAboutMyVag tweets here

U.S. readers, the Republican War on Women won’t stop UNTIL WE STOP IT. Register to vote here.

HEY BEVIN! READ THIS: United Nations Committee Affirms Abortion as a Human Right

They’ve been telling us from the beginning that we can’t win.

Even CNN said it today, “…every time you ask that question [if he’s dropping out] it shows you don’t get what Bernie is really about. Sanders is not waging a political campaign but rather a “political revolution””

continuing with:

“Sanders winning the Democratic nomination and even the White House is truly not the prize that Sanders, or many of his supporters, are seeking. He wants to transform the system. This is a man who vowed when he launched his campaign that "we’re going to build a movement of millions of Americans who are prepared to stand up and fight back.” And he has done just that.

And the more we talk about the issues Sanders is championing, the more it becomes clear that Sanders has already won.”


So even if the results from yesterday seem to make that conclusion ever more so - we need to keep fighting. 

If your state is coming up and you planned on voting Bernie or are on the fence, vote Bernie. 

If you’ve phone banked before or even if you haven’t - keep/start phone banking. 

If you have Bernie yard signs, pins, posters - keep them up, keep the pride going. 

If you have Bernie blogs, forums, etc. - keep posting on them, especially with information on the revolution as a whole (not only Bernie Sanders but the work of activists everywhere)

Bernie is still in the race. The number he has by the convention says a lot more than whether he’s behind or ahead of Clinton. 

The revolution is a movement, not merely an election and movements don’t just stop - they keep going no matter what. 

Bernie has never given up on us, let’s not give up on him. 

And if you really need something else to keep you going… the FBI is still investigating Clinton. 

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University of Kentucky Cheerleading at UCA College Nationals

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Kentucky Senate Passes GOP Bill Allowing Discrimination Against Interracial Couples
It's only a matter of time before this bill becomes law and Republicans drag Kentucky back to the 1950s.

From the article:

It hasn’t passed yet, but considering the Senate and the House are controlled by Republicans, and Tea Party nitwit Matt Bevin is the Governor, it’s only a matter of time before this bill becomes law and drags Kentucky back to the 1950s.