LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Former gubernatorial candidate and
Kentucky Senate President David Williams told a radio station he
had no idea there were possible problems brewing in the agriculture
department when he asked Richie Farmer to be his running mate.
Williams's comments to Kentucky Sports Radio on Wednesday were
his first since a scathing state audit of the department two weeks
ago of Farmer's eight years as agriculture commissioner.
WFPL (http://bit.ly/KxTnO8 ) quotes Williams as telling Kentucky
Sports Radio he chose Farmer, a former University of Kentucky
basketball star, because he was the most popular political figure
in the state at the time.
Republicans Williams and Farmer lost to Democratic Gov. Steve
Beshear and running mate Jerry Abramson in November.
The state auditors discovered what they said was misuse of state
resources during Farmer's administration.