Moffett Rules Out Run for Kentucky Governor in 2015

Nov 4, 2013

Phil Moffett

Republican businessman Phil Moffett has ruled out a follow-up run for governor in 2015, opting to campaign for a state legislative seat in Louisville next year.

Moffett, a tea party favorite who was runner up in the 2011 GOP gubernatorial primary, says the timing isn't right to pursue another statewide race. He says he and his wife will have four teenage children at home during the next gubernatorial campaign season.

Instead, Moffett says he'll run for the 32nd House District seat.  His announcement Monday narrows the potential field of GOP candidates for governor.

Moffett says James Comer would be the front-runner if the state agriculture commissioner enters the race. 

Democrat Steve Beshear is in the middle of his second term as governor. Governors are limited to two terms in Kentucky.