On May 21, 2006, Democratic Primary candidates for the Fifth Kentucky District of the United States House of Representatives Kenneth Stepp and James W. Tapley joined forces. Shown above are Kenneth Stepp, Wilma Stepp, Conrad Stepp and James W. (Jim) Tapley where they shared lunch together on May 21 at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Somerset, Kentucky. Stepp and Tapley are shaking hands, and Stepp is handing Tapley certificates stating that Tapley is Stepp's campaign chairman for McCreary County and for Wayne County in the 2006 general election. Enjoying lunch together at the popular Somerset restaurant were Kenneth Stepp, Jim Tapley, Wilma Stepp, Carson Stepp, and Conrad Stepp.
Outside the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Somerset, Kentucky, Kenneth Stepp and his new campaign manager for McCreary and Wayne Counties Jim Tapley stood together for a photograph by Wilma Stepp. James W. Tapley endorsed the candidacy of Kenneth Stepp for the general election for the Fifth Kentucky District of the United States House. In discussing the issues, both agreed that the United States troops need to be withdrawn from Iraq, quickly.