Greenwell Stops Campaigning To Care For Mother

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Linda Greenwell, the Republican nominee
for state auditor, has ceased her campaign efforts to spend time
with her ailing mother.

Greenwell's 86-year-old mother has been hospitalized with
pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and is not
expected to recover, according to a press release on her campaign
Web site.

"This is my mother, much more important to me than a political
campaign," Greenwell said in the release. "I am sure the voters
understand that situations like this do occur and would expect me
to be with mother during this time."

Greenwell is facing Democrat Crit Luallen, the incumbent state
auditor, in next Tuesday's election. Greenwell and Luallen faced
each other for the office in 2003.

Greenwell was informed last week that her mother was
hospitalized at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. While she will not
be campaigning until further notice, her county contacts are
continuing their efforts, she said.

Luallen won their 2003 meeting tallying 513,454 votes to
Greenwell's 498,984.

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