(The following was originally published on the Modern Whig Party’s website as a press release.)
August 2, The Modern Whig Party of Kentucky and the Modern Whig Party of America are proud to announce their endorsement in the 2014 Kentucky Senate race. Though Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Allison Lundergan-Grimes are the most prominent names on the ballot, we feel as though political newcomer Gil Fulbright is more deserving of our endorsement and “votes”.
“Honest Gil” is running as an independent though affiliated with www.represent.us, and of the three Senate candidates this fall only Mr. Fulbright has delivered a truthful platform. His satirical look at our compromised race has highlighted the absurdity of out-of-state partisan funding becoming more important than in-state voter outreach. Gil may be taking a comical route with his political advocacy and awareness, but it is an honest message, and one that the people of Kentucky and America need to pay attention to and take action on.
Andrew Evans, the national chairman of the Modern Whig Party of America , commented on the endorsement, “ While Gil Fulbright might not be appearing on the ballot in November and his campaign is a satirical one, the message is not. It is a message that the Kentucky Whigs and Modern Whig Party of America fully support as it is also a part of our message. Even more important than that, the message of out of state partisan funding and extreme corporate financing of campaigns is the right message to hear and act on.”
The Modern Whig Party of America was founded by veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007. In 2009, the Modern Whig Party was officially launched. The Modern Whig Party is one of America’s fastest growing political parties. The core beliefs of the Modern Whig Party focus on independent thinking, integrity, collaboration, and using logic and reason instead of ideology to support policies. For more information on the Modern Whig Party please visit www.modernwhig.org.