Richards' Staff Parts Ways

“He’s got to go,” That’s the word from House Speaker Jody Richards on his now former campaign finance chairman, Larry Townsend.

Townsend left the campaign after he attended a fundraiser for another candidate, Louisville businessman, Bruce Lunsford.

Richards also sent his campaign chair and three other staffers packing last week after a disagreement in the way the campaign was going.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports some Democratic strategists think this was a bad move for the gubernatorial candidate. They say with Richards’ late entry into the race, firing that many staffers this close to the May 22, 2007, primaries could spell trouble for his campaign.