Guthrie said that Comer was buoyed by the fact that “the farming community and the ag community got behind Comer pretty strongly, regardless of party.”
Comer also was helped by the fact that his opponent was laughable — literally.
Farmer “makes a living doing a comedy routine in which he makes fun of rural Kentucky — and he ran for ag commissioner, which is like the office that represents rural Kentuckians!” a Kentucky GOP consultant said.
Farmer, who is not a farmer but a humorist and marketing professional, had the bad luck of finding that one of his routines was on video.
“You know how come the FBI won’t do any work down in this county? Why? Because the DNA’s all alike and there ain’t no dental records there,” Farmer said in his routine.
“The Farmer guy did himself in,” Kentucky Democratic consultant Jim Cauley said.
“I’m from the hills of eastern Kentucky and, hell,” he said dismissively, “I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t vote for that guy.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.