Northup has claimed, implausibly, that she would be a fiscal conservative in Frankfort. After years as a big spender in Washington, she might have difficulty making this one stick.
In fact, her statements have drawn a strong rebuke from the Kentucky Club for Growth:
Like Nancy Pelosi, Northup voted "no" on all the Flake amendments that would have seriously reduced wasteful "earmarks."
Governor Fletcher might do better on fiscal issues in his second term, and he should. But none of his opponents can claim with a straight face to possess better conservative credentials -- which is to say a record of protection of taxpayer interests.