Whitfield, Hatchett Speak at Fancy Farm Picnic
By Joe Jackson
FANCY FARM, KY - Republican U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield and his Democratic challenger Charles Hatchett both spoke at Saturday’s 132nd
Annual Fancy Farm Picnic.
Whitfield never mentioned his opponent in his speech. Instead, he attacked President Barack Obama.
“For 41 straight months, we’ve had unemployment above eight percent,” Whitfield said. “We have over 13 million people still unemployed in America. He’s raised our debt by over $5 trillion. Today, America has a debt of $16 trillion, thanks to Barack Obama.”
Meanwhile, Hatchett said Whitfield was a big reason why Congress only has an eight percent approval rating.
“Our Congressman is seeking his 10th term in office,” Hatchett said. “The Congress in our history which was our worst ever was 1947. This year’s Congress will do half of what the worst Congress ever did.”
The Fancy Farm Picnic, in its 132nd year, serves as the unofficial kickoff of the general election season in Kentucky.
Click on the link below to hear all of this year's Fancy Farm Picnic speeches.
On the Net: 2012 Fancy Farm Speeches