Photo by Tom Eblen |

The Politics in Kentucky exhibit at the Georgetown & Scott County Museum focuses on memorabilia from campaigns for governor and the U.S. Senate. But this display case contains campaign items for Kentuckians who ran — or were urged to run — for president and vice president. Among the items are small signs urging Al Smith, the 1928 Democratic nominee for president, to choose Alben Barkley as his running mate. Barkley later became Harry Truman’s vice president. Democrat A.B. “Happy” Chandler and Republican Thruston Morton also were mentioned as vice presidential possibilities for their parties, but neither was chosen. Photo by Tom Eblen |

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.