Jim Gray noncommittal about future political plans

11/09/2016 01:28 PM

LEXINGTON – Lexington Mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jim Gray was noncommittal about his future political plans after his loss to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday night.

Gray, who lost the U.S. Senate race to Paul by just over 15 points, was asked by Pure Politics immediately after his concession speech, if he would consider a future run for a state office.

“What I learned a long time ago is that you never say never,” Gray said.

When asked if he will run for re-election as mayor of Lexington, Gray, once again, gave no specifics.

“We’re not going to speculate on anything,” Gray said. “Tonight, we’re talking about the great results that we actually had in this race,” he said.

Overall, Gray felt good about his number of votes considering the overwhelming success of Republican President-Elect Donald Trump, who captured nearly 63 percent of the vote in Kentucky.

“What the margin shows is that we did really respectable considering how well, in the presidential race, Donald Trump did,” Gray said. “So, I’m really proud of the performance that we gave tonight. It was uphill all the way, but we had some momentum going into the end, into the stretch.”

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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