The Forward Five – Monday, 10/7/19

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Five Things to Know Today

Bevin, Beshear spar at Paducah Chamber’s forumIn campaign ad, Mitch McConnell says impeachment will fail ‘with me as majority leader’

In a new campaign ad on Facebook, the Kentucky Republican says any Trump impeachment attempt will fail as long as he remains in charge of the Senate. (Courier-Journal)Bevin, Beshear spar at Paducah Chamber’s forum


Beshear: ‘Working families are a lot stronger than Matt Bevin thinks.’

When Local 184 planned its 120th Anniversary dinner, it didn’t have to call Andy Beshear to come speak … because he contacted them first. Here’s what he said. (Forward Kentucky)


Hampton pushes back on reasons for being dropped from ticket

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton pushed back Friday against Gov. Matt Bevin’s explanation for dropping her from his reelection ticket, saying she was unaware of any disagreements about her priorities. (Herald-Leader)

Related: Matt Bevin tells Louisville Tea Party why he dropped Jenean Hampton(Forward Kentucky)


The Paducah Debate

Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear held their first televised debate last week in Paducah. We’ve got two stories from our UK journalism interns about the debate.

The top four exchanges during the Paducah debate – Andy Beshear and Matt Bevin met at the Paducah debate, and the comments got heated at times. Noah Oldham lays out four that stood out to him. (Forward Kentucky)

Paducah debate fact-check – Andy Beshear and Matt Bevin held their first televised debate recently. Emily Laytham does a fact-check on some assertions they made during the debate. (Forward Kentucky)


Brian Clardy fears Trump will win Kentucky again in 2020

Brian Clardy described Donald Trump’s recent televised press conference—the one with the president of Finland—as “unhinged, unbelievable.” Even so, the Murray State history professor thinks Trump will carry Kentucky, (Forward Kentucky)


Volunteer for KDP Voter Protection Program

KDP launches voter protection program, needs volunteers

The Kentucky Democratic Party is launching a number of measures to “ensure that all eligible voters in Kentucky are afforded a lawful opportunity to cast a ballot.” They need everyday citizens to volunteer to help at their local voting location. (learn more)

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