By Jacqueline Nie |
FRANKLIN, Ky. (WBKO) — James Comer spent his Tuesday afternoon visiting with South Central Kentuckians.
Comer says he is hitting the campaign trail hard, trying to remind people that there are more races on the ballot than the presidential.
Judge Executive Jim Henderson says Simpson County is a connector county, between the east and the west in James Comer’s Congressional district.
“He’s been here a number of times. Of course Simpson County is a stop he’s made a lot on his campaign,” Henderson said.
The ‘Jeans and Boots’ tour is spread out over 35 counties.
“Make people aware of the fact that I’m on the ballot twice. Once for the regular two year term and once for the special election, to fill the unexpired term of Ed Whitfield. Which will last about 7 weeks,” James Comer said.
Comer believes that the history of his work in Washington is on his side.
“I was Commissioner of Agriculture for 4 years. So, that as well as running for Governor last year and losing by 83 votes to Bevin. Most people still remember that race,” Comer said.
Comer says while he disagrees with Donald Trump’s recent comments, his focus is somewhere else.
“This race is about issues on the federal level. Most people share my frustration with Washington D.C. Most people realize that we have to have a more conservative Supreme Court.”
Comer says the hard work he’s putting into in his campaign tour, is the same type of work he’ll put into in Washington, if he gets elected.
“I’ve known Jamie for 15 years. He’s the same guy whether he’s, when he was AG Commissioner, whether he’s a guy you meet here on the street or whether you see him out on the farm in Monroe County,” Henderson said.