Gov. Beshear shrugs off Comer's comments as being 'just politics'

02/04/2013 12:37 PM

ERLANGER — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday shrugged off critical comments from Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, a Republican, as being red meat for a partisan crowd and said the two will continue to work with each other.

Comer told a crowd of Republicans at the Spencer County Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday that
Beshear, a Democrat in his second term, exhibited “complacency” and “mediocrity” and had few goals for the 2013 legislative session.

“I know he’s thinking about running for something and those are the kind of comments that you make when you’re thinking about running for something,” Beshear said on Monday. He defended his administration by saying it has shepherded Kentucky through tough economic times, which was the main theme of his successful 2011 re-election.

Watch Pure Politics on Monday to find out what Beshear does plan to push in the 2013 General Assembly and whether he has any surprises planned for Wednesday’s State of the Commonwealth Address.

Beshear was in Northern Kentucky to announce that Newly Weds Foods, an international manufacturer and distributor of food ingredients, will invest $57 million for a plant in Erlanger which will create 115 jobs.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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