Democrats rally around vulnerable House member

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Some of Kentucky’s top Democrats have rallied around a vulnerable House member as he introduced a bill that would exempt some veterans groups from state property taxes.

Chuck Tackett won a special election in March, a big win for Democrats in Republican-heavy Scott County. Tackett replaced Republican Rep. Ryan Quarles, who resigned to become the state Agriculture Commissioner.

But now Tackett is on the ballot again in November, when a series of elections across the state will determine which political party controls the state House of Representatives.

Thursday, House Speaker Greg Stumbo, state Democratic Party chairwoman Sannie Overly and Appropriations and Revenue Committee chairman Rick Rand were among the elected officials who attended Tackett’s news conference.

Tackett faces Republican Phillip Pratt in November.

 

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