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Ryan Quarles endorsed by 150+ KY elected officials

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and GOP gubernatorial primary candidate Ryan Quarles has been endorsed by another 50 elected Kentucky officials. Quarles’s 150+ endorsements include state representatives, state senators, county judge executives, county clerks, magistrates, mayors, and city council members. (KY Fried Politics)

Tulsi Gabbard, Rand Paul placed on list of Russian propagandists by Ukraine

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and former Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard have been listed by Ukraine among a number of American politicians, academics and activists Kyiv claims have promoted "Russian propaganda."

The list was compiled by the Ukrainian Center for Countering Disinformation, founded in 2021 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to study the impact of Russian disinformation. The center is part of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council. (Newsweek)

Three Dems now on Fancy Farm speaker list

It now appears U.S. Senate candidate Charles Booker won’t be the only Democrat to take the stage at the Fancy Farm political speaking event, part of the St. Jerome Church 142nd annual picnic, on Aug. 6.

Fancy Farm Political Chairman Steven Elder announced Wednesday that Kentucky Democratic Chair Colman Elridge will speak on behalf of the Democratic Party, as will 1st Congressional District candidate Jimmy Ausbrooks. (Kentucky Today)

Starbucks workers officially reach 200 union election victories

With a victory in Cleveland on Friday, Starbucks workers officially reached 200 union election wins across more than 30 U.S. states, a remarkable achievement in the face of a full-throttle union-busting campaign by the coffee company’s management and its billionaire interim CEO, Howard Schultz. The speed with which Starbucks workers across the country built on the historic victory in Buffalo in December — when employees voted to form the company’s first-ever unionized store in the U.S. — has stunned observers who’ve seen the nation’s labor movement wither in recent decades amid a ruthless corporate assault. (truthout)

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