The 2016 Primary is Here for Kentucky!

Tomorrow, May 17th is the Republican Primary. Yes, we voted for President in the Kentucky Caucus, but now it’s time to vote for our State Representative, our State Senator, and our U.S. Senator.

Remember, there is no Democratic Opposition for the State Senator candidates – so one of the individuals running on the Republican Ballot WILL BE our next State Senator, representing Boyle, Lincoln and Pulaski Counties!

Please see the sample ballot below to determine your choice and get out the vote tomorrow!

May 17 Sample Ballot for 2016 Primary in Kentucky

Photos From The Town Hall in Danville, KY

On Monday evening, May 2nd, at 6:30 the Centre College Student Republicans, Boyle County Farm Bureau and the Boyle Cattleman’s association, in cooperation with the Boyle County Republican Party, sponsored a forum featuring all four candidates for the 15th Senate District.

Here are a few photos from the event:

Republican Town Hall at Centre College in Danville

Republican Town Hall in Danville KY May 2 2016On Monday, May 2nd, there will be a Republican Town Hall at Centre College’s Vahlkamp Theatre from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The forum will include all four candidates for the 15th Senate District race: Rick Girdler, Don Moss, Michael Keck and Joshua Nichols.

We hope to see you there!

And remember… The election for the 15th Senate District will take place on Primary Day – May 17th, 2016.

This vitally important race will determine who represents Boyle, Lincoln and Pulaski Counties for the term beginning January, 2017.  No Democrat has registered to run in the November General Election.

Download a PDF of the poster: Republican Town Hall at Centre College in Danville, KY

2nd Congressional District Nominates Delegates and Alternates

2016 Kentucky 2nd Congressional District Convention

On Saturday, April 16th, five delegates and alternate delegates from the Boyle County Republican party traveled to Bowling Green to participate in the 2nd Congressional District GOP Convention. These delegates had been elected in the Boyle County Republican Mass Meeting held on March 10th.

Those in attendance at the 2nd District Convention included: Stephen Knight (Committee on Permanent Organization), George Coomer (Rules Committee), Mike Harmon (Credentials Committee), James Monroe (Resolutions Committee), and Tom Tye (Nominations Committee).

The 2nd Congressional District is comprised of the west central portion of Kentucky. Of the state’s 46 total delegates at the Republican National Convention, three will represent the 2nd District.

Nominated and elected as delegates or alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention from the 2nd District were:

  • Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton – Delegate
  • Todd Inman, Davis Co. – Delegate
  • Jim Skaggs, Warren Co. – Delegate
  • Harry Barry, Hardin Co. – Alternate
  • Tom Tye, Boyle Co. – Alternate
  • Steve Hesselbrock, Spencer Co. – Alternate

The intent of the nomination committee was to select delegates and alternates to represent the breadth of the 2nd District.

Additionally, over the course of the meeting the following individuals were selected as Permanent Committee members:

  • Shaska Hines, Edmonston Co. – Credentials Committee
  • Aaron Whitten, Grayson Co. – Resolutions Committee
  • Greg Goatley, Washington Co. – Rules Committee
  • Jim Skaggs, Warren Co. – Nominations Committee
  • Tom Tye, Boyle Co. – Committee on Permanent Organization

These individuals will join their counter parts from the other five districts in Kentucky for the State Convention taking place on Saturday, April 23, in Lexington and will bear the responsibility of nominating the final delegates for Kentucky.

The 2016 Republican National Convention is slated to take place July 18th through the 21st at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  Additional information on the National GOP Convention can be found here.

Boyle County Mass Meeting Announced

GOP Mass MeetingThe Boyle County Republican Party will hold a County Mass Meeting on Thursday, March 10th, at 6:30 pm at Inter-County RECC on 1009 Hustonville Road for the purpose of electing 5 delegates and 5 alternates to attend the Second Congressional District (April 16th in Bowling Green) and State Conventions (April 23rd in Lexington).

The purpose of the District and State Convention is to elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the National Convention. (Please note that the state rules were changed to elect Party Officers in 2017.)

We hope you will all plan to attend!

How Is the Money I Give On My Taxes to A Political Party Used?

GOP Tax Time Funding Request

In Boyle County

We have done an amazing job of growing the party over the last couple years. Cheers to each and every one of our conservative folks in Boyle County! There is a way that all these extra new Republicans can help us to continue our good work here… by checking the box on your State Tax Return. Last year, approximately 250 people did so, this year, since we added hundreds more to our Republican rolls… we hope to have at least double that number.

So, if you haven’t already done so, please be sure to “check” the Republican box on your return.

Here’s how it works:

Giving To a Political Party On Your State Return

If you check the YES box on your Kentucky State Income Tax Return, that money will be used to support your party of choice locally. $1.50 will go to the state political party and fifty cents will go to the county political party where you reside.

  • Spouses can designate $2 each on joint returns.
  • Checking this box does not increase your tax owed.
  • Checking this box does not reduce the amount of your refund.

For more information on this, see the instructions for your State Tax Return.

Giving To a Political Party On Your Federal Return

If you check the YES box on your federal tax return in response to the question, “Do you want $3 of your federal tax to go to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund?” – that money will go to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Every four years (the election cycle for President), the federal government distributes money from this fund to National Party Committees and to qualified Presidential candidates for use in the Presidential Elections.

Checking “yes” does not reduce the amount you get on a refund and it does not increase your tax burden — it is a way to designate how your tax dollars will be used.

  • Presidential Nominees from the Republican and Democrat parties receive a fixed amount of the money marked for this fund and Nominees from other political parties can receive smaller amounts from this fund if they are able to secure 5% or more of the vote.
  • Primary Candidates – Presidential primary candidates can get matching dollars from this fund for monies they raise.
  • The Party National Conventions receive funds to cover the cost of their conventions to select their Presidential candidates.

For more information on how these federal “checkbox” funds are used, visit the Federal Elections Commission site.

Gov. Matt Bevin Coming to Danville To Support 54th District Special Election Candidate Daniel Elliot

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Governor Matt Bevin with Boyle County Republican Chair, Tom Tye

On Monday, February 8th, Governor Matt Bevin will be coming to Danville, KY to lend his support to our 54th District Republican Candidate for State Representative, Daniel Elliott. The Governor will be attending a fundraiser for Elliott in the evening.

While in town, the Governor is tentatively scheduled to visit local sites including Dana Corporation and the Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) and to meet with local officials.

The Boyle County Republican Party is honored by the support of the Governor during this important special election and looks forward to his visit.

Elliott is running for the 54th District Kentucky House of Representatives seat vacated by Mike Harmon, when he became our Republican State Auditor. The event, to be held at the home of Tim Montgomery from 6-7:30 p.m., is open to the public. Tickets to this fundraiser may be purchased by calling Marissa at 270-321-2882 or emailing her at Marissa.Espinosa@me.com.

A Total of Eleven Candidates File for Kentucky Caucus

Republican Candidates in Kentucky Republican CaucusYesterday was the deadline for Republican Candidates for President to File for participation in the Kentucky Republican Caucus. Eleven individuals have filed for the March 5th, 2016 Kentucky Republican Caucus.

The eleven who have filed are: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump. Learn where your county will be voting in the March 5th caucus by visiting this interactive Kentucky Republican Caucus voting locations map.

In a press release (click link to download) this morning, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky,  Mac Brown, said, “Kentucky Republicans have an unprecedented opportunity to influence the selection of our presidential nominee.  The early March 5 caucus date will give Kentuckians a voice before most other states, during a time when Republican candidates are actively competing for support from voters.  We are excited that 11 candidates will participate and we welcome their attention.”

Best wishes to all our fine Republican Candidates.

Tom Tye on WHIR and in the Advocate Messenger

Tom Tye, Chair of the Boyle County Republican Party

Tom Tye, Chair
Boyle County Republican Party

Our Local Party Chairman, Tom Tye appeared on The Advocates For America Radio Network and spoke with Tomas Mauricio about the upcoming 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus to take place on March 5th, 2016 from 10:00am until 4:00pm.
Listen to the interview on WHIR, here:

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