Huge Progressive Win
You've probably seen just a bit of blogging here about Kentucky over the past month or two, with the Hounddog a Kentuckian by birth and my having worked on two races there a few years back.
Today, however, is a huge victory for all progressives. Just like in the case of Joe Lieberman, Democrats have chosen to reject another triangulating, corporatized Dem in the primary for governor today in the Bluegrass State, and chosen moderate/progressive (and as importantly proud Democrat) Steve Beshear.
Meanwhile, the GOP has chosen to give indicted Governor Ernie Fletcher the nod for another run, effectively ending former Congresswoman Anne Northup's career and deliverng a harsh blow to the McConnell machine in Kentucky. The only suspense left is whether Beshear will remain above 40%, so there will not be a runoff (right now with 99.4% of precincts in, he is at 40.9%, so there is a good chance this will happen).
Next stop the Governor's mansion and then onto beating corporate whore Mitch McConnell in 2008!