Gov. Beshear gives his take on David Williams, Phil Moffett and Leonard Lawson

12/06/2010 07:36 PM

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said he expects to be able to work with Republican State Senate President David Williams during the 2011 session even as Williams is gunning for the governor’s job.

“He wants to be governor, that’s fine. I don’t think that’s going to happen,” he said. “I’m going to be trying to work with him.”

Beshear also wouldn’t say whether he thought Williams or the other Republican candidate for governor, Phil Moffett, would be a tougher rival in the fall race. However, Beshear offered his assessment of both men as prospective candidates.

This part of the interview about such political issues begins with Beshear answering whether he regretted proposing a budget based on $700 million in revenue from slot machines, which the General Assembly hadn’t approved:

And Beshear also responded to questions about Leonard Lawson, the road contractor who has had a stormy relationship with Beshear.

The two men fell out soon after Beshear took office. Lawson was acquitted by a federal jury in January after fighting allegations that he participated in rigging of road bids.

- Ryan Alessi


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