Friday, July 19, 2002

Senate candidate opens Kentucky headquarters




By Patrick Crowley, pcrowley@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        COVINGTON - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Lois Combs Weinberg opened her Northern Kentucky campaign headquarters Thursday in Covington.

        The headquarters at 333 Madison Ave. was formally opened at 2:30 p.m.

Weinberg
Weinberg
        Ms. Combs Weinberg also met with Hispanic and African-American community leaders and members of the Northern Kentucky Labor Council. Her Web site includes a Spanish language option.

        Thursday evening she visited the Kenton County Fair, according to her campaign.

        Ms. Combs Weinberg, an Eastern Kentucky Democrat and the daughter of former Kentucky Gov. Bert Combs, is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is seeking a fourth term in November.

        She won a close primary race, barely beating her Western Kentucky Democratic challenger. The contest wasn't officially called a victory for days after primary election day because the count was so close.

        The opponent, Congressman Tom Barlow, threw his support behind Ms. Combs Weinberg's campaign.

        She is seeking to unseat Mr. McConnell, an 18-year incumbent.

        She opposes the “soft money” campaign contributions that Mr. McConnell fought to maintain as elements of freedom of speech and places much emphasis on her experience in education.

       



Twitty awaits apology from city
All things considered, many skip long trips
City schools have many top jobs to fill
Advocates: UC study validates drug court
Lawyer: Erpenbeck may plead guilty
Aviation heritage area proposed by lawmakers
'Big Bearcat Gig' to raise money for UC scholarships
Boy's hat helps identify suspect
Federal funds in works for city
Fight at cinema prompts security
Florist settles on beige
Former society editor, 87, dies
Graeter's ice cream featured in story
Isley Brothers plan to perform
Obituary: Harvey B. Fuller, 84, supported arts
Tristate A.M. Report
West Nile Health department monitors wildlife
HOWARD: Some Good News
British Festival puts accent on fun
Butler sales-tax increase losing steam
Commissioners take on Cinergy for Edgewood schools
Concern over Shayler Creek draws a crowd
House panel votes to expel Traficant
Uranium waste may pay off for Tristate
Kentucky News Briefs
No-camping in parks brings protests
Patton: Growth panel should seek funding
- Senate candidate opens Kentucky headquarters
Sludge spill victims stay put, but mostly out of necessity
Talks on Ky. budget proposed
Utility costs less than sanitation