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.

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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