Family considerations at the forefront as Edelen prepares to announce whether he'll run for governor

06/11/2014 05:55 PM

It’s down to “the last number of days” before state Auditor Adam Edelen announces whether he’ll run for governor in the 2015 Democratic primary, he said.

And family considerations are now the main issue he’s weighing as he decides whether to spend the next year — or potentially 18 months should he win the primary — campaigning for the highest office in Kentucky.

Edelen said he would keep private the discussions he is having with his wife Melissa and twin sons from a previous marriage.

But he told Pure Politics on Tuesday after a bill signing ceremony for the cyber security legislation that he pushed for that he does, indeed, have a running mate lined up should he decide to run.

So far only the ticket of Jack Conway, the current attorney general, and state Rep. Sannie Overly, are in the Democratic primary.

Gov. Steve Beshear, for whom Edelen served as chief of staff before running for auditor in 2011, deflected questions about whether he’d like to see Edelen run in next year’s primary.


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