4th District Update: Democrat Nathan Smith considering it; GOP's Marcus Carey looking at it as well

12/22/2011 05:42 PM

While most of the focus of the 4th Congressional District seat has focused on Republicans, one Democrat says the Northern Kentucky district could be winnable for that party and he’s considering running.

Nathan Smith, a Fort Mitchell-based executive with mobile home firm SSK Co. Communities, said he is “considering this race.”

“After the holiday season, we’ll be considering it even further, and I’ll have an announcement of what I’m going to do,” Smith said in a joint appearance on Pure Politics with Republican lawyer Marcus Carey.

Carey said he is looking at the race because he wants to make sure that the Republican who wins the nomination has the right ideals — and can win in the general election.

Carey and Smith have appeared together on Pure Politics to analyze the Kentucky political landscape numerous times.

This time, they sat down with senior correspondent Don Weber to talk about their mutual interest in potentially running for the 4th District seat.

They talked about their interest in the race (0:10 to 2:00 of the video), other potential candidates (2:15 to 5:00), retiring Congressman Geoff Davis (5:20), and the prospects of another potential candidate, Lewis County Judge Executive Thomas Massie (6:40)

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