WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon June 24, 2013
James Comer Not Ruling Out Run for Governor in 2015
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer isn't ruling out a run for governor in 2015, but he says he's not focused on the race yet.
Comer told WBKO-TV in Bowling Green that the race is "something we're looking at," but he's concentrating on being the agriculture commissioner.
Comer, the lone Republican in a state cabinet position, said it is a year too early for any candidate to announce plans for the gubernatorial race.
Comer has been pushing to legalize industrial hemp in Kentucky. State lawmakers have passed a measure allowing the growth of the plant should the federal government lift restrictions on it.