Princeton's retiring democratic State Representative Mike Cherry says President Barack Obama’s unpopularity in western Kentucky made a difference in state races. Four of five open races in western Kentucky, including Cherry’s fourth district seat, went to Republicans.
Mike Cherry has served as a democrat in the state house representative for 14 years. He’s retiring as the chair of the House State Government Committee and, as a former navy captain, the highest ranking military member of the General Assembly. Cherry represents the fourth district which includes Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston and part of McCracken counties.
Kentucky lawmakers along with Governor Steve Beshear are getting an earful from their constituents about yet another special legislative session. It’s unclear how long lawmakers will be in Frankfort to try and iron out an agreement about funding road projects. And Senator Jack Westwood says taxpayers are making their voices heard.
“Cause all of us are hearing from the folks back home, who are very upset and angry…that they’re sending us back…we once again couldn’t get it done in the 60 days allotted, so here we are back doing the business at 60 thousand dollars a day.”