Rep. Rocky Adkins downplays rumblings that he'll challenge Gov. Beshear
08/09/2010 07:32 PM
(WITH VIDEO) Rep. Rocky Adkins, a Sandy Hook Democrat, said despite receiving “encouragement” to run for governor next year, he’s unlikely to challenge Gov. Steve Beshear in a Democratic primary.
He didn’t unequivocally rule it out. But he made it clear that it was not a “priority.”
Some House Democratic colleagues also said they didn’t think Adkins would run, contrary to some rumblings in Frankfort. Here’s cn|2 Politics’ video report:
In addition to Coursey, Rep. John Will Stacy — the Democratic House whip from West Liberty, also said he didn’t expect Adkins to launch a primary campaign against Beshear, who is seeking re-election with Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson as his runningmate.
“I’d prefer if he’d stay where he is. He does a good job,” Stacy said of Adkins, who represent adjacent districts.
- Reporting by Kenny Colston and Ryan Alessi, video recorded by Holly Thompson and Don Weber and edited by Kenny Colston and Holly Thompson
Below the Fold
Insure Kentucky celebrates 7th anniversary of Obamacare with U.S. House poised to vote on replacement
Previously untested sexual assault kit links with serial rapist; As kits come back work continues to inform victims
Trump's first budget proposal will "have a hard time getting much traction" in Congress, Yarmuth says
Subscribe and get the latest political intelligence delivered to your inbox.