Mike Nemes unlikely to challenge Congressman Yarmuth, says he's eying another office

09/10/2013 03:12 PM

Former Republican state Rep. Mike Nemes told Pure Politics on Tuesday that he is “not actively seeking” to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville in 2014.

Nemes, a moderate Republican who represented a working class district in south Louisville from 2011-12, had confirmed last month that he was being encouraged to run against Yarmuth, who has cruised to re-election in recent years.

Instead of Congress, he has his sights set on running for a difference office, although he declined to say which one. Last month, he said he also was considering another run for state legislature or Louisville Metro Council.

About Ryan Alessi

Ryan Alessi joined cn|2 in May 2010 as senior managing editor and host of Pure Politics. He is now pursuing an advanced degree in non-fiction writing from Murray State University and is a regular contributor to Pure Politics. Ryan has covered politics for more than 14 years, including seven years as a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Ryan can be reached at purepolitics@twcable.com or @mycn2 on Twitter.

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