Press Conference Regarding Whitfields Politcal Future?
Rumors are spreading like wild fire regarding Congressman's Ed Whitfield's press release announcing that he will be holding a press conference Monday morning at 7:30 am at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville. Sources in the local media state that Whitfield representatives have characterized the press conference by saying that it will offer the biggest announcement ever made concerning Ed Whitfield's political future.
After talking with several sources I am told only that Congressman Whitfield is planning on seeking re-election. As to the "Big News" regarding Whitfield's political future, well we just don't know yet. I will continue to wait for new information to be made available to me.
It has been expected that Whitfield would seek at least one more term and that he would not likely face any serious challenge from the Democrats. Most insiders in the Pennyrile have speculated that Madisonville Mayor Will Cox Jr. will take a hard look at seeking the Congressional seat in 2 years.
UPDATE: Whitfield offered up nothing other than he was seeking re-election. Local media was angry after he miss led them into believing he was making some big announcement.