Greg Stumbo says KY would be lucky with Beshear or Williams as governor

12/07/2010 07:31 PM

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Kentucky would be “lucky” to have either Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear or Republican Senate President David Williams as its governor.

Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said he “would support whoever the Democratic nominee is” but stopped short of explicitly saying he’d prefer Beshear to Williams as the governor.

Williams has a primary against Louisville businessman Phil Moffett. And Stumbo offered glowing words for what type of candidate and governor Williams would be.

“David Williams is qualified to be governor. No question about that,” Stumbo said. “I think David would be a progressive governor probably from the standpoint of his party, to some extent.”

Stumbo, in an interview on Tuesday’s edition of Pure Politics, also said he expects Eastern Kentucky road contractor Leonard Lawson to play a role in the 2011 election. Lawson has publicly clashed with Beshear.

- Ryan Alessi


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