Former Kentucky State Auditor Mulling Bid for Governor

Feb 5, 2013

Crit Luallen

A high-profile Kentucky Democrat is going on the record saying she will not run for U.S. Senate next year. Instead, Crit Luallen said Monday she was considering a run for governor in 2015. 

In an interview with the Lexington Herald-Leader, the former state auditor said she was having “casual conversations” with consultants and a pollster.  Luallen said she’s also getting encouragement from her biggest supporters. 

Meanwhile, Luallen’s close friend, Attorney General Jack Conway, said recently he too was taking a serious look at running for governor. Asked if she would skip the race if Conway decided to run, Luallen said “I don’t expect we will ever have to face each other in a showdown. I think we will work this out.” 

Luallen added that she is not interested in running for lieutenant governor or U.S. Senate.