Matt Laslo, WEKU News en Kentucky Delegates Come Home <p>Kentucky delegates at the Democratic National Convention say President Obama’s speech last evening is inspiring them to spread his message when they return home. &nbsp; President Obama has struggled to excite voters like he did in 2008. But Kentucky delegates say his Thursday evening speech was electric.&nbsp;Delegates say the president’s speech caps off a week that challenged Republican distortions and falsehoods lobbed at the Obama Administration. As for the takeaway? Kentucky Delegate Linda Sheckles says it was a success. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:20:10 +0000 Matt Laslo, WEKU News 32544 at Kentucky Delegates Come Home Kentucky Delegate's Personal Economic Challenge <p>Kentucky&nbsp;delegates at the Democratic National Convention say the vision laid out by former President Clinton last evening draws a stark contrast between the two parties. &nbsp; The optics are vivid: in Tampa the still unpopular George W. Bush sent a video to the delegates, while Bill Clinton was given a prime time slot here in Charlotte. For many it goes beyond optics though.&nbsp;Kentucky resident Stephen Lech is an unemployed member of the United Steel Workers. For the past three years his wife and he have both been unemployed at various times, including right now. So for Lech Republican attacks don’t ring true. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:28:58 +0000 Matt Laslo, WEKU News 32475 at Kentucky Delegate's Personal Economic Challenge Romney's Family Story Pleases Delegates <p>Kentucky delegates who attended&nbsp;the Republican National Convention accuse the media of portraying Mitt Romney in a bad light. &nbsp;Delegates are praising last evening's convention speech while preparing to volunteer for the campaign.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mitt Romney has had trouble connecting with average voters. So this week his campaign attempted to use the party's convention to portray him in a warmer light. And it worked according to Kentucky Republicans. Delegate Richard Grana says Romney's story is something to strive for. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:40:06 +0000 Matt Laslo, WEKU News 32212 at Ryan Speech Reviews well with Kentucky Delegates <P><EM><STRONG>Kentucky&nbsp;delegates at the Republican National Convention say Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's controversial plan to overhaul Medicare is good for the party. WEKU Correspondent Matt Laslo reports from Tampa.</STRONG></EM></P> <P> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:26:34 +0000 Matt Laslo, WEKU News 32170 at Ryan Speech Reviews well with Kentucky Delegates McConnell-Paul Share Prime Time in Spotlight <p>Kentucky’s two U-S senators addressed the Republican National Convention last evening. &nbsp;Many of the Kentucky delegates missed one of their senators speeches. &nbsp; Kentucky senior senator Mitch McConnell is the top Republican in the Senate. His leadership position may be why disgruntled libertarians started chanting “Ron Paul” at the start of his speech. But McConnell was undeterred as he lambasted President Obama.&nbsp;&nbsp; “For four long years Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems. He hasn’t been working to earn reelection. He’s been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour,” said McConnell Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:48:02 +0000 Matt Laslo, WEKU News 32142 at McConnell-Paul Share Prime Time in Spotlight Tea Party's Favorite Son takes Podium <p>Libertarians are making a splash in Tampa. On Tuesday former presidential candidate Ron Paul’s delegates from Maine walked out of the convention after party leaders decided to strip half of Paul’s delegates from the state.&nbsp;&nbsp; “We are duly elected. They took it from us. Are we gonna take it? No…”&nbsp; The protest didn’t endear many delegates to the last name “Paul.” But Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he’s happy his father’s delegates are making their voices heard in Tampa. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:45:06 +0000 Matt Laslo, WEKU News 32075 at Tea Party's Favorite Son takes Podium The Man Who Painted the GOP into a Corner <p><em><strong>Seven lawmakers out of Kentucky&rsquo;s eight member congressional delegation have signed a pledge to never raise taxes. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is vilified by critics who say its sponsor, Grover Norquist, now controls the Republican Party&#39;s tax policy. From Washington DC, WEKU Correspondent Matt Laslo reports Kentucky Republicans reject that claim, yet cling to their Pledge.</strong></em></p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Matt Laslo, WEKU News 31209 at As Wars Wind Down, Depot Left Without Work <p><em>The Blue Grass Army Depot is preparing for further troop reductions, which has Kentucky lawmakers and business leaders in the region worried. WEKU&nbsp;Correspondent Matt Laslo reports from Washington.</em></p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:36:28 +0000 Matt Laslo, WEKU News 29785 at As Wars Wind Down, Depot Left Without Work Despite Gridlock, Rogers Churns Out Spending Bills <p><em>It&rsquo;s been a busy year for the Kentucky Republican who heads the House spending &ndash; or appropriations &ndash; committee. &nbsp;Representative Hal Rogers has helped pass a lot of spending bills, but, as WEKU correspondent Matt Laslo reports, with the Senate controlled by Democrats, those bills are likely to die.</em></p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Laslo, WEKU News 29641 at Despite Gridlock, Rogers Churns Out Spending Bills