November 4, 2015

THIS STORY IS BAD FOR THE NARRATIVE, SO THE NATIONAL MEDIA WILL LARGELY IGNORE IT: Kentucky’s New GOP Lt. Gov. Is Black Tea Party Activist. “Hampton’s path certainly represents triumph over adversity. Born in Detroit, the 57-year-old Hampton and her three sisters were raised by a single mom who lacked a high school education and couldn’t afford a television or a car. But Hampton was determined to better herself. She graduated with a degree in industrial engineering and worked for five years in the automobile industry to pay off her college loans. She then joined the Air Force, retiring as a Captain. She earned an MBA from the University of Rochester, moved to Kentucky and became a plant manager in a corrugated packaging plant. Then she lost her job in 2012. She used her free time to start a career in politics and becoming active in the Tea Party. She ran a losing race for state representative in 2014 but won an early endorsement from Senator Rand Paul. She was tapped by Bevin to be his running-mate earlier this year.”

Related: ObamaCare Loses Big In Kentucky. “Even some residents who are enrolled in the expanded Medicaid program or an exchange plan supported Bevin. Stanley and Deborah Harp, who own a business in Georgetown, Ky., were among Americans who saw their policies canceled after the Affordable Care Act went into effect. They now qualify for Medicaid, but they aren’t happy about it and they voted for Bevin.”

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