TPM’s Day At ‘Fancy Farm’: Kentucky Pols Spar At Annual Political Kickoff Picnic

1||August 7, 2010: TPM is on the ground in Fancy Farm, Kentucky for the state’s big political kickoff picnic — and to enjoy some mutton barbecue.

Here, Democratic Senate nominee Jack Conway (left) greets Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (right), as Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul looks on. ||Newscom/Zuma&&

2||A Jack Conway supporter dresses as a ‘NeanderPaul’ at the Fancy Farm Picnic in western Kentucky.||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

3||Jack Conway’s camp rolled into Fancy Farm with a “Rand Paul’s Waffle House” booth, with a menu that presents what Conway calls Paul’s many flip-flops as he’s tried to become slightly more mainstream during the campaign.||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

4||Fancy Farm attendees browse the dessert table.||Newscom/Zuma&&

5||Rand Paul.||Newscom/Zuma&&

6||Attendees peruse the buffet. ||Newscom/Zuma&&

7||Mitch McConnell.||Newscom/Zuma&&

8||A Kentucky state police trooper keeps watch as Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear speaks at the picnic.||Newscom/Zuma&&

9||Pete Thomas and his son Patrick cook at Fancy Farm. ||Newscom/Zuma&&

10||Mutton barbecue.||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

11||Paul chats with Kentuckians at a pre-Fancy-Farm breakfast.||Evan McMorris-Santoro/TPM&&

12||More on Fancy Farm here.||Newscom/Zuma&&