Governor Fletcher is heating up his campaign for a second term in the governor's mansion. Despite having a lot of opposition in his own party, Fletcher says he's in it to win.
With or without his own party, Governor Ernie Fletcher says he'll continue to fight good ole boy politics.
"We've had 60 percent of my employees are Democrats that's political appointees at will not merit employees," Fletcher said. "When all the charges were brought to me they were dropped why, because there wasn't any evidence there."
Fletcher says it's time to stop talking about who can and can't win and concentrate on the issues.
"We're living better healthcare, it's about education, teacher pay raised 10 and a half percent, technology 70 million dollars we're putting in," he said.
Fletcher says he wants to diversify energy and Eastern Kentucky could be the leader by bringing power plants to the mouth of coal mines.
"We can be producing coal and having the industry to put energy production right here with clean coal technology," Fletcher said.
With more roads, more water and sewer projects and more access to Medicaid, Fletcher believes he's still the right choice for Kentucky.
Fletcher faces two other Republicans in May, Anne Northup and Billy Harper.
You can see the entire interview with Fletcher, Monday night on Issues and Answers at 7:00 pm here on WYMT.