Liberal Former Kentucky AG Greg Stumbo Facing Questions About His 40-Year Alliance with Jerry Lundergan

Johnny KoremenosNews

Something smells funny in the Kentucky Attorney General’s race. 

As conservative Republican and Kentucky AG candidate Daniel Cameron said during his Fancy Farm speech, Liberal Kentucky Democrat “Greg Stumbo is like the milk you have in the carton at the back of your refrigerator. This carton has been spoiling for 30 years, and folks, it smells terrible!”

The latest? Stumbo is facing serious questions about his relationship with former Kentucky State Representative and Kentucky Democratic Party chairman Jerry Lundergan, who was convicted this week in federal court for directing illegal corporate contributions from his companies to a political campaign. 

In 2013, The Louisville Courier-Journal profiled Lundergan and Stumbo’s longtime friendship: “His freshman class in the state House included current Speaker Greg Stumbo, and the two formed an alliance that has lasted nearly 35 years. When Stumbo, as attorney general in 2004, became titular head of the party after a disastrous 2003 election for the Democrats, he turned to Lundergan to be party chairman…”

As co-conspirators in the effort to return Kentucky Democrats to power, what else will surface about Stumbo’s 40-year relationship with Lundergan?

Becoming Stumbo’s consigliere at the Kentucky Democratic Party isn’t the only favor Lundergan has done for Stumbo over the course of their 40-year relationship. Lundergan has funneled thousands of dollars to Stumbo’s campaign war chests:

12/18/2002 – $1,000 to Stumbo for Attorney General
2/19/2003 – $1,000 to Stumbo for Attorney General
8/12/2003 – $1,000 to Stumbo for Attorney General
10/31/2016 – $1,000 to Stumbo for State Representative

Kentuckians deserve to know if Greg Stumbo has been the recipient of additional Lundergan contributions, particularly the type “deliberately designed to evade reporting requirements.”

Republican candidate Daniel Cameron has already called on Greg Stumbo to return the thousands of dollars in contributions that he has received from the Lundergan family.

Greg Stumbo doesn’t pass the smell test.