Republicans looking to remove Libertarian Ken Moellman from Kentucky Ballot after he surges in polls

Republicans are suing to remove Libertarian candidate from the ballot for Sate Treasurer in Kentucky after Moellman’s recent surge to 16% in the polls in a three-way race.

In a phone conversation, Moellman told IPR’s Paulie that if he can get into a televised debate next week it is possible that he could knock the Republican candidate down to third place. The 16% result in a recent poll comes after a virtual media blackout of the campaign. It is not clear whether Moellman will be allowed in the debate if the lawsuit is pending. Moellman also said he has very little money for the campaign, after spending everything he had just to get on the ballot, and asked for help getting donations.

Earlier on in the petition drive, Republican candidates who signed the ballot access petition were pressured by party bosses to remove their signatures. This also recently happened in New Hampshire to the Republican State Chair.

5 thoughts on “Republicans looking to remove Libertarian Ken Moellman from Kentucky Ballot after he surges in polls

  1. Andy

    This is obviously politically motivated because the Republicans are afraid that Ken Moellman is going to make their candidate look bad. I think that Ken does have enough valid signatures to appear on the ballot so hopefully he will survive this challenge.

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