Why Congressman Ron Lewis Quit:
- Mike Weaver exposed Ron Lewis during the 2006 election cycle. Weaver was effective enough to force Ron Lewis to spend $1,975,693 even though Ron only raised $1,707,710.
- Ron's wife
Kayi defied Senator Mitch McConnell and supported Ernie Fletcher in his
re election bid for governor by serving as co-chair for Gov. Ernie
Fletcher’s re-election campaign.
We all know what happens to Republicans when they cross Mitch, just ask Chris Thieneman and he'll tell you all about that.
It's obvious that Ron Lewis was in the dog house
with Mitch so Ron devised a plan to get even with the
Of Green" , by
quitting at the last minute with a plan to put his choice for Kentucky's 2nd
district congressman, Daniel London, on the ballot, at the last minute, and then
sit back and watch Mitch McConnell steam. It was really a dumb and dumber plan,
because Mitch got wind of it and hand picked a candidate, State Sen. Brett
Guthrie, at the last minute, to foil the plan of, dumb and
Now that dumb (Congressman Ron Lewis) got caught, like a child with their hand in the cookie jar, he issued an apology, that can be read in its entirety below this post and dumber (Daniel London) decided to withdraw from the race after praying about it, his, dumber's, statement can be seen below dumb's statement at the end of this post.
Some of us knew how bad we were being represented here in Kentucky's 2nd District and now everyone knows and that's the rest of the story!!!!
I struggled with this decision until the last possible moment. After prayer and consultation with my family, I chose to retire and encouraged a former member of my staff to launch a bid to become my potential successor.
Upholding the trust of those that I represent has always been my primary objective in public office. My decisions last week were not thought through in a fair and realistic way. The political future of the region that I represent weighed heavily on my mind and, in hindsight, clouded my good judgment. I realize now the extent to which I have disappointed my constituents, supporters, colleagues and staff.
I would like to publicly apologize for my poor judgment and humbly ask for the forgiveness of all those who I have let down. There are no excuses for how I chose to manage my announcement. I regret it deeply and want to do all that I can to put it right and restore your faith in me during my remaining time in office.
I am humbled each day by the trust you have placed in me to serve your interests in Washington, DC. I intend to finish the final year of my congressional career fighting stronger than ever for a safer, hopeful future for Kentucky families. And when the 110th Congress draws to a close, I will look forward to leaving the seat that I occupy in good and capable hands, spending more time with my loved ones, and catching up on so many things that I have missed while in public office.
Thank you for your continued understanding and support.
Congressman Lewis’ decision not to run for re-election came very quickly and our decision to run came just as fast. I am quite confident we would have been successful. However, after considering all that was ahead of me and my family, we determined this wasn’t the right time for us.
I am truly honored for the overwhelming encouragement I received early in this effort from supporters across the district. I am grateful for their support and their belief in my candidacy and vision for central Kentucky.
Sen. Brett Guthrie is a good man and as a Republican I intend to get behind him and support him for election and will encourage all my supporters to do the same.
I want to again thank Congressman Lewis for his great service to our country and the district and for his support and friendship.”