FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Ernie Fletcher's campaign will
reimburse the state for a portion of the trips he made on state
aircraft during the political season, his campaign said Friday.
A statement from Fletcher spokesman Marty Ryall said the
governor was not obliged under state law to make the
reimbursements. The statement said the governor, however, would be
paying for a portion of the trips on days in which official events
coincided with campaign fundraisers.
In his capacity as governor, Fletcher has crisscrossed the state
making various appearances and sometimes handing out oversized
checks for local projects. His campaign has also held fundraisers
in some of those locations on the same day as the check ceremony.
Fletcher, a Republican, is seeking re-election. He is opposed in
the 22 GOP primary by former U.S. Rep. Anne Northup of Louisville
and Billy Harper, a Paducah businessman.
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