FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican David Williams is accusing Gov.
Steve Beshear of misleading reporters about his reason for not
attending an event at Fort Campbell with President Barack Obama.
A Beshear staffer said he had other obligations that prevented
him from joining Obama at the Army base in May. But internal emails
obtained by The Associated Press showed that Obama hadn't invited
Williams, who is running against Beshear in the general
election, said in a statement Wednesday that Beshear "has been
caught lying." The Beshear campaign declined to comment on
WFPL-FM reporter Phillip Bailey asked in an email the day of
Obama's visit if the governor had been invited. Beshear spokeswoman
Kerri Richardson responded that the governor didn't find out about
the visit in time to go.
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