Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Baker Meets The Press

"It's a lot like Christmas Eve . . ."
COLUMBIA -- Kenny Hulshof's top communicator just met with the press to provide thoughts, feelings and plans for tonight's festivities.

Scott Baker said after voting at 8 a.m., Congressman Hulshof had coffee with friends in Fulton (an election day tradition). He then went to work on his "Honeydew List."

I didn't know what that was, and neither did at least one other (single) reporter. KOLR's Kate Stacy sure did. "I left one at home before I came up here," she quipped. Apparently, it's a list of chores that the wife leaves for the husband to do. (Stacy isn't married yet, but she's soon to be hitched to KY3 Photographer Cliff Erwin.)

Baker said Hulshof spent the rest of primary day doing housework and other chores, like mowing the lawn and painting. So why isn't he still campaigning until the polls close at 7 p.m.?

"He feels like he's done what needs to be done. He's at peace," Baker said. He is also spending time with his two daughters, Casey and Hanna. "That's been the toughest part about this for him, being away from his girls. This has been his only day off for months," Baker said.

Baker expects between 75 and 100 people to fill the Holiday Inn ballroom tonight. "It's a lot like Christmas Eve. We're optimistic. We're confident we've done what we've needed to, and we're confident the Republican Party will be united beginning tomorrow."

When I asked Baker when we would know the results, he replied, "Some are predicting a late, late night. I am not expecting a late, late night."

By the 10 p.m. newscasts?

That's the goal of course.

More tonight from Columbia on KY3 News @ 5 & 6.

1 comment:

Cliff said...

I'm almost finished with that honey-do list! You did a great job on the coverage last night, keep up the great work!