Fletcher's legal defense fund: Nothing to see, Dems, just move along
Former Gov. Fletcher released the names of contributors to his legal defense fund today, as required by state law.
Prior to the election, which Fletcher lost, Democrats tried to make the names of the contributors a campaign issue. They wanted to exploit any possibility that Fletcher was rewarding contributors to that fund with fat state contracts.
The list of contributors as printed in the Courier-Journal shows nothing of the sort.
The major donors were Robbie Rudolph, Fletcher's Finance & Administration secretary and running mate in last year's race, and Don and Mira Ball, two prominent supporters of his from Lexington. They contributed more than half of the total in the fund.
So the loudmouth Democrats who screamed long and hard about this can shut up now. There was never any "there" there.