Governor

Jack Conway May Run for Governor

Jan 14, 2013

One of Kentucky's most recognizable political figures is letting other would-be candidates know they may have to get past him if they want to be the state's next governor.

Democratic Attorney General jack Conway told the Associated Press that he's taking "a very, very serious look" at running in the 2015 gubernatorial election, a move that could ward off some potential challengers for his party's nomination to replace incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear.

Three statewide campaigns in the past five years have enhanced Conway's name recognition. Altogether, Conway spent about $10 million in those races, largely on TV advertising that built up his name among voters. Conway had about twice that much spent against him.

Kentucky has a captive audience during the month of December for a spread about the state's business climate. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says a 32-page editorial supplement on the state is being featured in Hemispheres, the onboard magazine of United Airlines. The governor's office said in a news release that the supplement will be available to approximately 12.3 million passengers during December.

Keith Todd / Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear got a firsthand look today at the damaged Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake and said getting traffic restored is among his highest priorities.