Stumbo for governor in 2015? "Not necessarily," House Speaker says

12/28/2012 04:25 PM

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, a Prestonsburg Democrat, put himself on the “unlikely” list of potential candidates for governor in 2015 but was careful not to close the door completely.

At a wide-ranging news conference Friday, the Herald-Leader’s John Cheves first asked Stumbo whether he’s interested in running for governor when Gov. Steve Beshear’s term ends in 2015.

Watch the video to hear why he’s “not necessarily” interested in running and which Democrat he’d favor in a primary:

_(Programming note: To hear what Stumbo and other legislative leaders want to see addressed in the 2013 legislative session, watch Pure Politics on Insight’s cn|2 or check the site next week.) _

About Ryan Alessi

Ryan Alessi joined cn|2 in May 2010 as senior managing editor and host of Pure Politics. He has covered politics for more than 10 years, including 7 years as a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Follow Ryan on Twitter @cn2Alessi. Ryan can be reached at 502-792-1135 or


  • viewer wrote on December 30, 2012 03:00 PM :

    Dont worry ky citizens about fiscal cliff. We sent mitch to washington and the gop put him in power. The whole country will have ky’s fiscal state in a bit. We can start even then , when we bring the rest down to our level….. And they think we are dumb !!!!!

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