Friday, May 6, 2011

Larry Clark files election complaint against groups that opposed him

This from the Courier Journal:

House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, D-Louisville, has filed a complaint with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance contending that that his Republican opponent last November and three pro-labor groups illegally worked together in an unsuccessful effort to unseat him.

The complaint, a copy of which was provided by a spokeswoman for Clark, names Republican Brian Simpson; the Jefferson County Teachers Association; Better Schools Kentucky, a political action committee controlled by the JCTA; and a political organization calling itself The Truth From American Workers Inc.

It alleges they committed various violations of Kentucky election law during a race in which they combined to spend $326,850 to beat him....

Emily Dennis, general counsel for the Registry of Election Finance, said she is not allowed to not confirm that a complaint has been filed and could not provide a copy of it.

Clark, long supported by labor unions, fell out with some of them in recent years. Brent McKim, president of the JCTA, said it tried to beat Clark in 2010 after years of backing him because he refused to work with them.

“We’ve been, historically speaking, very supportive of him over the years. We walked precincts for him, made phone calls,” McKim said. “We could not even get a meeting with him. He just ignored us.”

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