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.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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