David Williams will rely on campaign 'committee' now that manager has left

08/17/2011 06:56 PM

LOUISVILLE — Republican gubernatorial nominee David Williams plans to proceed without a campaign manager for the remaining three months of general election campaign, he told Pure Politics in a interview.

Williams, who is also the state Senate president, lost campaign manager Luke Marchant last week because Marchant wanted to pursue other opportunities, according to Williams’ campaign.

Williams said he was “pleased” with a managerial team he has in place for his campaign. Several well-known Kentucky Republican consultants have been on the campaign’s payroll, including Scott Jennings and Vincent Fields.

Other prominent Republicans, including GOP Chairman Steve Robertson retired Adjutant General Donald Storm and Todd Inman of Owensboro, have been advising the campaign as well.

The campaign said last week that Marchant will still be available for consulting advice but won’t manage day-to-day operations. Marchant was hired in June to manage Williams’ fall campaign against Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith.

-Reporting and video production by Kenny Colston


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