Gen. Donald Storm calls Williams the right choice for KY; says he was surprised by McConnell revelation

11/30/2010 07:08 PM

Retired Maj. Gen. Donald Storm, who served as head of the Kentucky National Guard from 2003-2007, said Republican David Williams is the leader Kentucky needs in the governor’s office.

Storm, the 51st adjutant general in Kentucky, serves as Williams’ unpaid campaign chairman. He explained his support for Williams on Tuesday’s edition of Pure Politics. Williams faces Louisville businessman Phil Moffett in the 2011 Republican primary for governor.

Storm also said he was “surprised” to read in former President George W. Bush’s memoirs that Kentucky Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell asked Bush to withdraw troops from Iraq in 2006 in order to prevent GOP losses in that fall’s election. Storm said it was probably good “political advice” but he was glad Bush didn’t follow through with it.

- Ryan Alessi


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