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.


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