Bush to use speech in Kentucky to promote Republicans

Bush to use speech in Kentucky to promote Republicans

January 11, 2006

LOUISVILLE (AP) -- President Bush will have an eye on the fall elections Wednesday when he heads to Louisville, Kentucky, to give a speech on Iraq.

Tuesday, the president told a veterans group that voters should punish any Democrat whose Iraq War rhetoric gives "comfort to our adversaries." He said "loyal opposition" is one thing, but defeatism is another.

The president's handling of the war is a big issue in Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District. Incumbent Republican Anne Northup is being challenged by a Democrat who served seven months in Iraq. Andrew Horne is in the Marine Reserves and calls the invasion a mistake. He says it's made America less secure.

Northup agrees Iraq has been "painful" but says Bush is right that the fight is vital to the war on terror.

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