This is a republished copy of a December 26, 2006 blog by Kenneth Stepp.
Kenneth Stepp and Curtis Smith in rural Clay County, Kentucky.
We are 52,367. Our election vote count stands at 52,367. Our incumbent Republican opponent got 147,201 votes at last count. If each of us 52,367 Kenneth Stepp Democratic voters can get a voter of our opponent to join us next election, we will win. We spent about four cents for each vote received. Our opponent spent about ten dollars for each vote he received. The Democrats swept into control of the U.S. House and of the U.S. Senate. We lost the battle for KY-5, but we won the war for both houses of the U.S. Congress, and approximately 272 new Democratic State Legislators nationwide. We will have a Democratic Speaker of the U.S. House, a Democratic Majority Leader of the House, all Democratic committee chairmen of the House, all Democratic subcommittee chairmen of the House, and Democratic majorities in all committees and in all subcommittees of the U.S. House, a Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader, all Democratic committee chairmen of the Senate, all Democratic subcommittee chairmen of the Senate, and Democratic majorities of all committees and subcommittees of the U.S. Senate. It is a great day for the people of Kentucky, of Appalachia, and of the United States. This website will remain online, because we Democrats have much unfinished business in the Kentucky Fifth District of the U.S. House. I would like to thank each of you 52,367 people that voted for me in the general election this week, and I'd like to thank the Kentucky Democratic Women's Club, the Floyd County Democratic Women's Club, the ActBlue contributors through WesPac, my wife Wilma, my sons Carson and Conrad, everyone else who contributed to this campaign, everyone who was a campaign worker for this campaign, the Kentucky Democratic Party, and the DCCC. This election is over, but the Democratic Party needs more U.S. House seats, and we need to keep on working on building the emerging Democratic majority in the Kentucky Fifth U.S. House District, throughout Kentucky, throughout Appalachia, and throughout the United States. Kenneth Stepp.