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« on: March 15, 2009, 09:36:20 pm »
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How did Gatewood Galbraith do so well? The man is a nutcase.
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 09:43:33 pm »
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Looks like the Republican nominee was a nutcase too:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peppy_Martin
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 02:29:48 am »
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Looks like the Republican nominee was a nutcase too:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peppy_Martin

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2007 candidacy for Governor of Kentucky

In late August, 2006 Peppy Martin purchased a surplused toilet that had been used by governors of Tennessee.

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 02:33:25 am »
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also, that wikipedia article looks like it was written by one of her fourteen year old staffers and/or sons
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 02:38:13 am »
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also, that wikipedia article looks like it was written by one of her fourteen year old staffers and/or sons

I was thinking either that or even herself.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 02:45:49 am »
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I was thinking that too but I wanted to take it down a notch
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 02:52:24 am »
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I was hoping she'd look like a red-haired Barbara Mikulski. Oh well.
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 08:17:23 am »
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That's one effing weird map...

Although one should probably also point out...

swing 2004-8
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 10:22:25 am »
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Trying to remember what media markets in Kentucky look like; there's a link there, not sure how strong (Harlan and Bell, maybe Letcher as well, are actually in a TN-centered one IIRC). One reason why Patton did badly in Eastern Kentucky (despite being from there) because of cuts to a miners compensation programme.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 12:07:39 pm »
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One reason why Patton did badly in Eastern Kentucky (despite being from there) because of cuts to a miners compensation programme.

Wikipedia sez:

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Patton won 114 of Kentucky's 120 counties; the only counties Martin carried (Clay, Harlan, Jackson (by 1 vote), Leslie, Letcher, Martin, and Perry) were coal-mining counties in the eastern part of the state where voters were livid at Patton over the workers compensation reforms that ended what had been a costly and easily-abused program. Those counties had very high numbers of former coal miners and their families living on disability due black lung claims under the old workers compensation program.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2009, 01:48:06 pm »
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Trying to remember what media markets in Kentucky look like; there's a link there, not sure how strong (Harlan and Bell, maybe Letcher as well, are actually in a TN-centered one IIRC). One reason why Patton did badly in Eastern Kentucky (despite being from there) because of cuts to a miners compensation programme.

http://www.truckads.com/licensed_affiliates1.asp#usamap

You can click on each media market to get a map.

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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2009, 09:22:57 pm »
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How did Gatewood Galbraith do so well? The man is a nutcase.

Uh, I voted for Galbraith.
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2009, 02:23:55 am »
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also, that wikipedia article looks like it was written by one of her fourteen year old staffers and/or sons

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On election night Martin wore a 1950s style formal dress and was defeated by Patton.

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