Beshear, Mongiardo Making Announcement On Governor's Race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Democrat Steve Beshear, who made an
unsuccessful bid for governor 20 years ago, will make an
announcement with state Sen. Dan Mongiardo next week concerning
next year's governor's race, Beshear said Monday.
He scheduled a news conference for next Monday in Frankfort but
declined to describe the announcement.
"If I wasn't seriously interested in running for governor, I
wouldn't be holding a press conference next week," Beshear told
The Courier-Journal.
Beshear, 62, of Lexington, ran unsuccessfully for governor in
1987 and for U.S. Senate in 1996. He has served as a state
representative, attorney general and lieutenant governor.
Other potential contenders for the Democratic nomination include
Attorney General Greg Stumbo, House Speaker Jody Richards, former
Lt. Gov. Steve Henry, state Treasurer Jonathan Miller, Louisville
lawyer Jack Conway and Louisville businessmen Bruce Lundergan and
Charlie Owen.
U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, state Auditor Crit Luallen, Louisville
Mayor Jerry Abramson and former Gov. Brereton Jones have all said
they would not seek the Democratic nomination.
Republican Billy Harper, a Paducah businessman, has said he will
run against Gov. Ernie Fletcher.
Information from: The Courier-Journal,

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