2015 gubernatorial race http://wfpl.org en Governor, Others Must Drive to Farthest East, West Points in Kentucky, Legislator Proposes http://wfpl.org/post/governor-others-must-drive-farthest-east-west-points-kentucky-legislator-proposes <p>A Kentucky lawmaker has pre-filed a bill that would require many state leaders—including the governor—to visit the state’s most eastern and western counties before taking office.</p><p>State Rep. Kenny Imes, a Murray Republican, has sponsored the bill. It requires policy makers in the executive cabinet and their deputies to drive—not fly—to Fulton and Pike Counties at least six months before they take office. It does not reimburse their travel costs.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:11:44 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7942 at http://wfpl.org Governor, Others Must Drive to Farthest East, West Points in Kentucky, Legislator Proposes Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson: 'Never Say Never' to Future Campaigns http://wfpl.org/post/lt-gov-jerry-abramson-never-say-never-future-campaigns <p>Jerry Abramson has announced that <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jerry-abramson-wont-run-kentucky-governor">he won't run for Kentucky governor</a>&nbsp;in 2015, but he says he isn't necessarily done with electoral politics.</p><p>“You never know what kind of situation might change, what kind of situations might be different in the future than they are today," says&nbsp;Abramson, the lieutenant governor and former Louisville mayor.</p><p>"You never say never.”</p><p>Abramson didn't identify any particular office he's eyeing.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:12:51 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6503 at http://wfpl.org Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson: 'Never Say Never' to Future Campaigns Louisvillians Haven't Had Much Luck Running for Kentucky Governor http://wfpl.org/post/louisvillians-havent-had-much-luck-running-kentucky-governor <p>Former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson <a href="/post/jerry-abramson-wont-run-kentucky-governor">announced Tuesday that he won't run for governor in 2015. </a>Instead, he wants to focus on education issues.</p><p>Abramson, Kentucky's lieutenant governor since 2011, very well could've ended up succeeding Gov. Steve Beshear, his longtime ally, political observers say.</p><p>But he would've have to overcome an obstacle: His Louisville roots.</p><p>A Louisvillian hasn't been elected Kentucky's governor since 1951—and even that has a caveat.</p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 6377 at http://wfpl.org Louisvillians Haven't Had Much Luck Running for Kentucky Governor Jerry Abramson Won't Run for Kentucky Governor http://wfpl.org/post/jerry-abramson-wont-run-kentucky-governor <p>Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson won't run for governor in 2015.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:57:12 +0000 Staff 6370 at http://wfpl.org Jerry Abramson Won't Run for Kentucky Governor What Hal Heiner Said About a Possible Run for Kentucky Governor http://wfpl.org/post/what-hal-heiner-said-about-possible-run-kentucky-governor <p>Hal Heiner lost a close election in 2010 for Louisville mayor. He hasn't sought political office since then, and his most prominent public role has been as <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2012/01/03/heiner-returns-as-education-advocate/">an advocate for charter schools.</a>&nbsp;During Saturday's Republican breakfast before the Fancy Farm Picnic, Heiner acknowledged that he may try another election—this time, the 2015 race for Kentucky.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 6351 at http://wfpl.org What Hal Heiner Said About a Possible Run for Kentucky Governor Daniel Mongiardo Mulling 2015 Gubernatorial Bid http://wfpl.org/post/daniel-mongiardo-mulling-2015-gubernatorial-bid <p>Former Kentucky Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo is considering a run for governor in 2015.</p><p>Mongiardo is among several Democrats—including current Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, Attorney Jack Conway and former State Auditor Crit Luallen—who are rumored to be running in three years.</p><p>The Hazard, Ky. physician exited public life two years after two failed bids for the U.S. Senate and being dropped by Governor Steve Beshear as his running mate for re-election.</p><p>But as the <em>Lexington Herald-Leader</em>'s Jack Brammer reports, Mongiardo is searching for a entry point back into Frankfort politics.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/11/30/2426987/mongiardo-considers-running-for.html"><em>The Herald-Leader</em></a>:</p><blockquote><p>Mongiardo said Friday he is enjoying his life as an ear, nose and throat surgeon in Hazard with his wife and two children. "Stepping out of politics for a while has given me the perspective of what many people not in politics see," he said. "People are frustrated with the lack of progress and compromise in government."</p><p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 20:53:20 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2754 at http://wfpl.org Daniel Mongiardo Mulling 2015 Gubernatorial Bid Former U.S. Ambassador Mulls 2015 Gubernatorial Bid http://wfpl.org/post/former-us-ambassador-mulls-2015-gubernatorial-bid Former U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Cathy Bailey is considering a run for Kentucky governor. Bailey has been a chief fundraiser for Kentucky Republicans since leaving her post. She told Pure Politics' Ryan Alessi in an interview that she is flattered that her name is among the rumored candidates, but she wants to get past the presidential race and Sen. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:21:46 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1944 at http://wfpl.org Conway "Might" Run for Governor http://wfpl.org/post/conway-might-run-governor <p>In an interview with Pure Politics, Kentucky Attorney General Jack <a href="http://mycn2.com/politics/looking-to-2015-conway-might-run-for-governor-and-tilley-leaning-toward-attorney-general?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Cn2Politics+%28cn|2+Pure+Politics%29">Conway says he &quot;might&quot; run for governor</a> in 2015.</p><p>Political rumors are swirling and the speculation is that Conway will be a top contender to succeed Gov. Steve Beshear in three years, but the attorney general remains coy&mdash;at least on the record&mdash;for now.</p><p>Watch below:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jMYx1UOeQOM" width="480"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:29:31 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1251 at http://wfpl.org Chandler's Presence in Fancy Farm Audience Draws Questions About His Future Plans http://wfpl.org/post/chandlers-presence-fancy-farm-audience-draws-questions-about-his-future-plans <p>While the biggest ticket at every Fancy Farm political picnic is the speaking, the after the picnic chatter revolves around whoever was working the crowd.</p><p>One surprise this year was Congressman Ben Chandler, who&rsquo;s locked into another re-election fight in his Central Kentucky district, miles away from Fancy Farm.</p><p>Kentucky Public Radio caught up with Chandler at the grounds, where he said he was just visiting with friends for the weekend.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:01:01 +0000 Kenny Colston 1217 at http://wfpl.org Chandler's Presence in Fancy Farm Audience Draws Questions About His Future Plans