Conflict Of Interest Alleged

Local/Regional News
5:47 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Reporter Pulled from Dem Club Meeting After McConnell Call

Lexington Herald Leader Journalist John Cheves

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Lexington Herald-Leader is denying claims Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s office pressured the newspaper to cancel a reporter's appearance at a Democratic club meeting.

Journalist John Cheves was invited to the Louisville Metropolitan Democratic Club this week to talk about an investigative series he wrote on McConnell in 2006.

The event caught the attention of McConnell’s office after it was promoted by the Kentucky Progress super PAC.

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