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  The firing of Lt. Gov. Hampton's aide has sparked a GOP civil war in Kentucky. Here's how
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AuthorLaurel Deppen and Phillip M. Bailey
MediaNewspaper - Kentucky Courier Journal
News DateMonday, June 17, 2019 12:20:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA tweet from Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton about "dark forces" in the Bevin administration has sparked a Republican civil war in Kentucky over the firing of Hampton's aide. But how did it go down — and why?

Hampton's deputy chief of staff, Adrienne Southworth, has told the Courier Journal she had "no earthly clue" why she was fired in late May. At the time, she was digging into the circumstances behind the firing of Steve Knipper, who was her supervisor and Hampton's chief of staff.

Roughly two weeks after Hampton made Southworth's dismissal public on Twitter, Gov. Matt Bevin's chief of staff, Blake Brickman, took responsibility for the termination.
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