Beshear slams governor as failed leader in warmup to Fancy Farm

PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) - Gubernatorial candidates Steve Beshear and
Governor Fletcher are gearing up for today's Fancy Farm political

The picnic, held annually in western Kentucky, is the
traditional kickoff of Kentucky's fall campaign season. WKYT-TV will have extensive coverage of the day-long event in its 6pm and 11pm newscasts.

Democratic nominee Beshear slammed Fletcher yesterday as a
failed leader. Beshear says a hiring scandal that dogged the
Republican governor has stagnated Kentucky.

Beshear told a few hundred supporters that Democrats are united
heading into the November sixth election. Beshear also warned that
beating an incumbent governor won't be easy.

Fletcher was also making his way west yesterday to speak to his

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-08-04-07 0300EDT

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