Locked in a dead heat for his party’s nomination for governor, some prominent Kentucky Republicans are coming to the aid of James Comer.
On the steps of the state Capitol Wednesday, about a dozen current and former elected Republicans expressed their support for Comer while insisting he never abused his college
The accusations come from Marilyn Thomas, who now lives in New York. She dated Comer while a student at WKU and says he was physically and emotionally abusive toward her, and once drove her to a clinic for an abortion.
Former State Senator Julie Denton organized Wednesday's rally and said there’s nothing to the allegations.
"I knew about these allegations last summer and checked them out myself, and found nothing, no substance to them whatsoever," stated Denton.
Denton accused unnamed sources of trying to tarnish Comer for political gain.
"I think it's diabolical and disgusting, and I'm very disappointed there are folks out there who feel that's the only way they can win political office," Denton added.
Comer has accused fellow GOP gubernatorial candidate Hal Heiner of fueling the accusations.
The race involving Comer, Heiner, and Matt Bevin is in a statistical tie ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. Polling places Will T. Scott in a distant fourth place.