The Chatter: Crosbie files to run, Holsclaw looking for running mate and lawmakers push for KY gun exemption

01/11/2011 10:53 AM

Lexington Urban County Councilwoman K.C. Crosbie filed Tuesday morning to run for the Republican nomination for treasurer, according to the Secretary of State’s website. Crosbie is currently the only Republican to have announced for that office. Two Democrats, current Treasurer Todd Hollenbach and Steve Hamrick of Hopkinsville, have filed paperwork to raise money in that party’s primary but have not yet turned in their official candidacy papers. Joe Sonka of Barefoot and Progressive originally confirmed the report of Crosbie getting into the race.

Ronnie Ellis of CNHI New Service reported that Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw, a Republican, is still actively pursuing a race for governor. According to Ellis, Holsclaw is looking for a running mate after state Rep. Lonnie Napier turned down the chance to run as  lieutenant governor with Holsclaw. Currently, Senate President David Williams and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett have filed to run in the Republican gubernatorial primary.

Three similar bills that would create exemptions for guns and ammunition made in Kentucky that stay in Kentucky are working their way through the General Assembly, John Cheves of the Lexington Herald-Leader reported But the bills detractors, including Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, say that the attempted assassination of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords over the weekend is cause for pause on the bills.

-Compiled by Kenny Colston


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