LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Gatewood Galbraith, a lawyer and colorful
five-time candidate for Kentucky governor, has died in his
Lexington home. He was 64.
The Fayette County coroner says Galbraith was pronounced dead
Wednesday morning of complications from chronic emphysema after
suffering for several days with congestion in his lungs.
The Lexington attorney, whose most recent independent run for
governor was his fifth, came in third behind Democratic Gov. Steve
Beshear, who was re-elected, and Republican David Williams, the
state senate president.
Beshear said in a statement Wednesday that Galbraith was a
"gutsy, articulate and passionate advocate who never shied away
from a challenge or potential controversy,"
He previously ran for governor twice as a Democrat and twice as
a Reform Party candidate.
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