GOP leaders say David Williams still has a chance but needs to make a move soon

08/24/2011 06:57 AM

Republican leaders aren’t writing off David Williams despite trailing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear by more than 20 points in the polls all summer.

But even Williams’ running mate, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, said the ticket needs to show some improvement soon or else the governor’s race could be out of reach.

“We’ll see if those numbers start to move in the next month or so. Then maybe it’d be time to get worried,” Farmer told Pure Politics for a piece that aired on the program Friday.

Conservative columnist John David Dyche started off the piece by pointing out that Mitch McConnell trailed U.S. Sen. Walter “Dee” Huddleston by more than 20 points in August 1984 before coming back to win in November. But there were several key differences between McConnell, who was relatively unknown to many Kentuckians at that time, and Williams.

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