Beshear says he'll play role in Grimes campaign roll out; Explains why he will miss Fancy Farm

07/25/2013 02:58 PM

While Governor Steve Beshear won’t be at the annual Fancy Farm picnic rooting on Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes he says he will be at her campaign roll out in Lexington next week.

The Beshear and Lundergan clans had a somewhat famous on-going political feud in the state, but Beshear says he is “working well” with Grimes in this election.

While Beshear wasn’t specific on how he might help her in the campaign he did say they’re “talking about the different things” the two could work together on in her campaign. And he said it’s McConnell who looks vulnerable in the race.

“I certainly think it helps matters that he’s being attacked both within his own party as well as by the Democrats,” Beshear said. “It’s interesting. It’s the same message – - he’s been there too long. He’s part of the problem and not the solution.”

Beshear said several economic and job creation projects would keep him away from the Fancy Farm picnic in west Kentucky. One of the projects Beshear said would like result in an economic development announcement at the end of next week, but he did say he plans on attending the picnic in 2014.

“I’m looking forward to next year because that’s really the main event when all of the elections are going to take place,” Beshear said.

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, 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 the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@twcnews.com.

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