Andy Beshear raises more than $1 million in race for Attorney General

04/07/2014 11:00 AM

Louisville lawyer Andy Beshear, the first and so far only Democrat to enter the race for Attorney General, announced Monday that he has raised more than $1.1 million so far in the campaign.

A big name Democratic endorsement in the form of Wendell Ford accompanies the campaign report from Andy Beshear, who is the son of current Governor Steve Beshear.

“I encouraged Andy to enter this race early and raise the necessary funds,” said Ford in a statement accompanying the release. “I am excited about his progress and believe he will make a great Attorney General. He has my full support.”

Beshear has spent his first several months on the campaign trail largely working the fundraiser circuit. Including a fundraiser on the same day that Bill Clinton was campaigning for Alison Lundergan Grimes in February.

“I have spent the past few months traveling the state, meeting Kentuckians, and listening to their concerns about the future of our great Commonwealth,” said Beshear. “Britainy and I are grateful for the incredible outpouring of support we have seen from friends and strangers alike who share our vision of safe, healthy and prosperous communities for all Kentuckians.”

Other Democrats considering the race to replace Attorney General Jack Conway, who is term-limited, include Louisville lawyer and former Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Jennifer Moore and state Rep. John Tilley of Hopkinsville.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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