Chandler Considers Senate Run

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler says he's
considering a run for the U.S. Senate.

Chandler says he's being encouraged by supporters and he's been
approached by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee about a
possible run next year.

Chandler, a Democrat, was at the Kentucky Capitol Friday and had
a meeting scheduled with Gov. Steve Beshear. He said they were
planning to talk about a variety of issues and politics may be one
of them.

Beshear confirmed their meeting, but declined to say
specifically what they were talking about.

Chandler is the grandson of Kentucky political icon and Major
League Baseball commissioner Happy Chandler. He is a former
Kentucky attorney general and was the Democratic nominee for
governor in 2003.

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