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

10/16/2012 05:43 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.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@twcnews.com.

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