WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed November 6, 2013
Banker Rules Out Bid for Kentucky Governor
A prominent Kentucky banker mentioned as a potential candidate for governor in 2015 says he's backing someone else. Stanford banker Jess Correll says he's urging former Louisville councilman Hal Heiner to enter the Republican primary.
Correll says the former Louisville mayoral candidate reflects Kentucky's conservative values and would lead the state in a new direction. Heiner said Wednesday he's giving the race "careful consideration" but doesn't have a timetable for deciding whether to run for governor.
Correll's support for Heiner comes the same week Republican Phil Moffett ruled out another run for governor in 2015. Moffett, the runner-up in the 2011 GOP gubernatorial primary, is running for a legislative seat next year. Moffett says state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer would be the front-runner if he enters the GOP primary for governor.