Republicans Addia Wuchner and prosecutor Rob Sanders are eyeing 2011 runs

12/02/2010 07:30 PM

Two more Republicans confirmed their interest in getting on the 2011 ballots for statewide office.

State Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Burlington, told cn|2 Politics that she’s considering running and is receiving encouragement to seek the state auditor’s post, secretary of state’s ofice or treasurer’s position.

“I love what I’ve been doing in the House,” she said. But she said she also would be interested in public service in a statewide office.

Also, considering the secretary of state’s race is Hilda Legg, a former official for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service, and Garrard County Judge-Executive John Wilson, as previously reported by cn|2 Politics.

So far, Republican Bill Johnson, a Todd County businessman, is the only candidate in the secretary of state’s race. And Republican John Kemper, who was interviewed on Pure Politics last month, has filed in the state auditor’s race. Democrat Adam Edelen, who is running for his party’s nomination in that race, will be on Friday night’s edition of Pure Politics.

And with Secretary of State Trey Grayson taking himself out of the running for attorney general, several names of GOP candidates have emerged, including Rob Sanders, the commonwealth’s attorney for Kenton County.

Sanders “is weighing that option,” said Brian Richmond, who has served as Sanders’ campaign manager. Sanders is expected to make a decision later this month, Richmond said.

Some other names are still being mentioned on both sides of the aisle. The deadline for Republicans and Democrats to file is Jan. 25. Here’s an update from Thursday’s edition of Pure Politics:

- Ryan Alessi with additional reporting by Kenny Colston


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