The key issue for a new Louisville-based political action committee is candidates' use of reproductive rights as a campaign issue.
Reproductive Rights for Kentucky PAC was born from the recent controversy when University of Louisville Hospital attempted to merge with Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives. Critics of the merger raised concerns about CHI's adherence to Catholic religious directives—that certain reproductive health practices, such as tubal ligations, wouldn't be permitted at University Hospital.
A Republican super PAC that helped influence the 4th Congressional District primary earlier this year is looking to expand its scope. Americans for Growth, Opportunity and Prosperity was founded by a group of Northern Kentucky businessmen. It also goes by the name Ameri-GOP. The PAC helped Thomas Massie win his congressional primary.
A Republican group tasked with winning state-level races across the U.S. has its sights set on Kentucky.
The Republican State Leadership Committee is an independent Republican political action committee that has established itself as a major factor in state legislative races.
The group has been involved in Kentucky legislative races off and on for several years. But with House Republicans making a strong push to win Kentucky's lower chamber, the committee is once again taking a long look at the Commonwealth.