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Fancy Farm Picnic, 1998

Posted on August 1, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
Congressman Scotty Baesler, holds a pair of shoes that belonged to retiring Sen. Wendell Ford that he says he intends to fill if he wins the seat that Ford then held.  Baesler, speaking at the Fancy Farm picnic in western Kentucky on Aug. 1, 1998 was running against fellow Congressman Jim Bunning. Baesler was narrowly defeated by Bunning in the general election. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

U.S. Rep. Scotty Baesler, D-Lexington, held a pair of shoes that belonged to retiring U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford that he said he intended to fill if he won Ford’s seat. Baesler, speaking at the Fancy Farm picnic in western Kentucky on Aug. 1, 1998, was running against fellow U.S. Rep. Jim Bunning, R-Fort Henry. Bunning narrowly defeated Baesler in the general election. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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