Public Policy Polling (10/28-30, likely voters):
Steve Beshear (D-inc): 44
David Williams (R): 35
Steve Beshear (D-inc): 45
Phil Moffett (R): 26
Steve Beshear certainly is looking relatively healthy, especially compared to the shellacking that Jack Conway just received at the hands of Rand Paul. Of course, it’s not really a given that state Senate Majority Leader David Williams will be the Republican nominee, but the man is definitely trying desperately not to get Trey Grayson’d. At a recent chat at the University of Kentucky Law School Federalist Society, Williams came out of the closet as a 17th-er. (Yes, he actually said that the biggest defect in American government is the fact that the law allows citizens to directly elect their own Senators.) Moreover, he openly compared himself to John F. Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech by stirring the crowd with an equally inspiring message for the 2010s: “I am a Tea Partier”.
No, there’s no end in sight for this nonsense.