OCTOBER 14. 1971
THE PEOPLE OF LETCHER COUNTY
KELSEY E. FRIEND
Democrat Candidate for State Senator
The general election is less that a month away . . . and on November 2 you
will vote for the ones who will direct your State Government for the next four
years. I want to ask each of you to weigh the issues in this election and consider
carefully the ones running. I would suggest that you look at the direction our
State Government has taken during the past four years. DO YOU WANT A CON-
TINUATION OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE SELECT FEW OR DO YOU WANT A
GOVERNMENT THAT WOULD BE RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THE COMMON
MAN? OUR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAXED BEYOND THEIR ENDURANCE AND
THEIR ABILITY TO PAY! The Democrat ticket, headed by Wendell Ford and
Julian Carroll, is a ticket that cares about the little fellow . . . Wendell Ford
and Julian Carroll were chosen in an open primary and THEY ARE NOT THE HAND
PICKED CANDIDATES OF LOUIE NUNN!
Yes, Wendell Ford and Julian Carroll
care about the common people!
THEY CARE ABOUT YOU!
WE HERE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY MUST BE GIVEN THE
CONSIDERATION DUE US IF WE ARE TO REMAIN HERE AND LIVE OUR LIVES IN
DIGNITY AND ON A STANDARD WITH THE CITIZENS IN OTHER AREAS OF OUR
STATE! YES, THE PEOPLE HERE IN THESE HILLS MUST ONCE AGAIN FEEL
THAT THEY BELONG IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY!
At this time I want to thank each and every one of you for the vote I received
in the May Primary and I shall forever be in your debt. When I began my campaign early last Spring I was relatively unknown to the people in Letcher County
and the vote you gave me indeed gladdened my heart. I WANT TO RENEW MY
COMMITMENTS I MADE TO YOU IN THE PRIMARY AND ASSURE YOU THAT I
WILL GIVE TO YOU MY VERY BEST EFFORTS AND SHOW YOU EVERY CON -SIDERATION AS I WOULD TO MY OWN PEOPLE IN PIKE COUNTY. I expect to
be in the '72 Legislature when it convenes in January and I urgently ask you to
give me a DEMOCRAT TICKET to work with when I get to Frankfort. PLEASE
DONT GIVE US ANOTHER LOUIE NUNN AND SET KENTUCKY BACK FOUR