Rep. Julie Raque Adams announces intentions to run for state Senate via social network

09/10/2013 11:55 AM

State Rep. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, announced on Twitter and Facebook Tuesday that she will run for the 36th state Senate District that will be open in 2014 after Sen. Julie Denton decided to run for a council seat.

“I’m excited to announce my candidacy for the Kentucky State Senate,” Adams tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “Come join me and together we can build a stronger Kentucky!!”

Adams also uploaded this photo to her personal Facebook page:

Adams was one of the names mentioned Monday after Denton announced she would not seek re-election in 2014 in order to seek the 19th Louisville Metro Council seat.

Other Republicans in the district include former gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett and possible 2015 governor candidate Hal Heiner, who told Pure Politics yesterday he has no interest in that race .

Adams had initially filed to run for a state Senate seat in 2012 under a draft of a redistricting map that was later thrown out in the courts. At that time, Moffett filed for the House seat Adams would be vacating.

Moffett told Pure Politics on Monday it was too early to make any decision considering Denton only announced that afternoon her intention not to seek a sixth term.

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