Boone County GOP Endorses Cunningham, Targets Justice KellerPosted by J Craig on October 23, 2014
Florence, KY – The Boone County Republican Party met this month to discuss pro-life issues and address the lack of information available about judicial candidates, among other matters.
After two resolutions were passed affirming the Sanctity of Life – a position spelled out in the national GOP Platform for the past 40 years – State Senator John Schickel rose from the floor to move that party officials endorse Teresa Cunningham for Supreme Court, namely because her democratic opponent had ruled on a case which allowed an out of state teen to obtain a secret abortion in Kentucky.
Once the motion had passed overwhelmingly, the County Committee also voted to allocate funds for the purpose of exposing the ruling of Cunningham’s opponent – Judge Michelle Keller. In a previous story here at ANM News, we reported on Keller’s record and “sealed” decision back in 2011.
Former State Senator Gex Williams of Verona – a strong social issues advocate who orchestrated the Republican takeover of the State Senate nearly 20 years ago – gave a passionate speech at the meeting, and has since stated that he is working to launch a website aimed at helping the public learn more about judicial candidates.
Brett Gaspard, Chairman of the Boone County GOP, said he admires the efforts of Senator John Schickel, Gex Williams, and County Clerk Kenny Brown, who is leading the Communications Committee.
“Social issues are often being overlooked in our current political climate,” said Gaspard. “Conservatives have historically united behind the sanctity of life and there is no doubt that the rise of republican dominance in Northern Kentucky was mainly attributed to that cause; we shouldn’t forget it.”
Keller faces off against Republican Teresa Cunningham on November 4. While Cunningham has been considered a long-shot, her chances of winning may have just increased due to the efforts of Senator Schickel and the Boone County GOP. Cunningham is currently a self-employed attorney with local offices in Cincinnati and Florence. According to her literature, she is running to uphold the Constitution and defend the values important to the people of Kentucky.
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