One of their biggest obstacles to taking over the majority is the current Speaker of the House, Democrat Greg Stumbo. When Stumbo found out that the Kentucky GOP was looking to copy the successful “Handshake” campaign that was executed in Alabama, he took the opportunity to share his perception of his southern state neighbors.
“Gov. Beshear has said on many occasions that if the Republicans take over the House that we will become in Kentucky like Alabama and Mississipp,” he said. “We’ll move backwards. … This is proof positive of what we’ve been saying.”