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0:44 - Background

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Partial Transcript: I'm Wendell Butler.

Segment Synopsis: Butler discusses serving as state senator while Clements was governor.

Keywords: Metcalfe County

Subjects: Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985 Kentucky--Politics and government

8:35 - 1955 campaign

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Partial Transcript: When did you first meet Bert Combs?

Segment Synopsis: Butler talks about the 1955 campaign and why he thinks that Combs lost.

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Subjects: Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991 Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985 Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Kentucky. Court of Appeals Political campaigns

26:32 - Combs

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Partial Transcript: So Governor Combs led the fight to get a sales tax.

Segment Synopsis: Butler discusses Combs' accomplishments as governor. He focuses on areas that the sales tax was able to fund such as education.

Keywords: McGuire

Subjects: Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Education--Kentucky--Finance Governors--Kentucky Kentucky--Politics and government Sales tax--Law and legislation

44:29 - Truck deal

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Partial Transcript: When Combs became governor, Clements became highway commissioner.

Segment Synopsis: Butler discusses the truck deal and the political fallout from it.

Keywords: Courier Journal; Highway commissioner; Truck deal

Subjects: Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985 Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Governors--Kentucky

50:04 - Accomplishments of Combs

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Partial Transcript: What do you remember about, while we are talking about the Courier Journal, why did Wyatt withdraw?

Segment Synopsis: Butler talks about how Combs united the democratic ticket and what he accomplished as governor.

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Subjects: Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985 Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991 Democratic party (Ky.) Governors--Kentucky Political campaigns Sales tax--Law and legislation State parks Wyatt, Wilson W. (Wilson Watkins), 1905-1996

73:34 - Later elections

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Partial Transcript: In the '63 election, did Combs choose Ned Breathitt to run for election?

Segment Synopsis: Butler discusses Combs' influence in later elections.

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Subjects: Breathitt, Edward T., 1924-2003 Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991

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