Charlie Owen Moves Closer To Challenging Mitch McConnell
It appears Kentuckians may be getting the race they have long dreamed of. Charlie Owen, who energized the Kentucky Young Dems with a speech blasting Mitch McConnell, the day Owen announced he would forgo the governor’s race, appears to be in the final stages of deciding whether to take on McConnell. Mark Hebert reports Owen traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to meet with leaders and garner support for Kentucky Democrats.
Owen is McConnell’s worst nightmare. As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and head of the Kentucky Crime Commission, he is poised to become the Henry Waxman of the Senate, a champion of progressives in rooting out the stench of corruption left behind by McConnell and his pal Jack Abramoff (who gave $16,000 to McConnell).
Grassroots Democrats in Kentucky are encouraging people to send Owen their suggestions at:
Former Democratic Lt. Gov. nominee Charlie Owen has made no secret of his desire to hammer Mitch McConnell and George W. Bush over the Iraq War, and with millions to spend, it looks like Kentucky Democrats may just get their wish!
Cross-posted at DitchMitchKY.com