Stumbo drops hint about running for governor; Abramson said he'll decide within 2 months

05/07/2013 09:51 AM

Two Democratic leaders offered a few more hints about getting into future races at the biggest race in Kentucky on Saturday.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, mentioned his wife Mary Karen Stumbo would be, “a very good looking first lady,” during an interview with Pure Politics.

Cn|2’s Ryan Alessi caught up with Stumbo at the 139th Kentucky Derby and Stumbo said the governorship was on his mind, but there were other challenges to get through first.

“My first priority and my first commitment is obviously to the members of the General Assembly in the Kentucky House of Representatives, my Democratic colleagues. And if we win the races next year, which I believe we will, then you know – we’ll see what happens,” Stumbo said.

Lt. Gov. Democrat Jerry Abramson told political producer Jacqueline Pitts he is still talking over his political future with his family, who walked the red carpet at the Derby alongside him.

“We’ve been having a lot of discussions around the household. We should be able to make a decision in the next six weeks — two months at the most,” Abramson said.


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