Beshear confident Democrats will oppose McConnell; Hasn't spoke to Ashley Judd about it

10/16/2012 04:43 PM

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said he’s confident that the Democrat Party will field a viable candidate to run against US Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.

“It’ll be tough to raise the kind of money that Senator McConnell can raise
because he’s the king of fundraising,” Beshear said. Beshear would know. He lost to McConnell in 1996.

But don’t look for Beshear to go for a rematch. Beshear said on Pure Politics last year that his re-election for governor was his last one.

Actress and singer Ashley Judd has been mentioned as a potential candidate after she said at the Democratic National Convention that she wouldn’t rule out running for office. But Beshear said that he has not talked to the entertainer
about the race.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at


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