McDaniel and Terwort staying civil and talking state debt in race to fill Westwood's shoes

05/14/2012 08:49 AM

The Republican primary for the chance to replace retiring Sen. Jack Westwood, R-Erlanger, was looking to be one of hotter races of the spring until the proposed redistricting maps got tossed out the state Supreme Court.

That cut the field from a competitive three-candidate race into a two-man contest between Taylor Mill business owner Chris McDaniel and Fort Mitchell Councilman Will Terwort.

And since then, it has become more of a low-key race with McDaniel amassing the most money ($65,047 to Terwort’s $16,045) and most of the big-name endorsements.

Terwort has been volunteering for Northern Kentucky Republicans since he was a teenager in the mid-1990s. He interned for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning.

However, Bunning and other prominent Republicans, such as Congressman Geoff Davis, are backing McDaniel.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at


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