Todd P'Pool says it's attorney general or bust -- if elected, he'll serve then 'return home'

10/28/2011 06:47 AM

Todd P’Pool told his fellow Republicans this week that he wants to be attorney general and, if successful, won’t try to stay in Frankfort in another elected office.

“I don’t want to spend the rest of my life in Frankfort,” he told a crowd of 150 on Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville. “I offer myself for election to be an independent attorney general. And then I will return home to western Kentucky and live a quiet and peaceable life.”

Those remarks came during his speech introducing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who campaigned on P’Pool’s behalf on Wednesday.

Early in the race, P’Pool impressed many Kentucky Republicans. That fueled speculation that win or lose, P’Pool could be a candidate for other offices down the road, including Congress or even the governorship.

But P’Pool also has criticized his opponent, incumbent Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, for being a part-time attorney general after spending much of the last three years on the campaign trail. Conway started running for U.S. Senate in 2009. And after losing that race last fall, announced his run for a second term as attorney general in January.

- Video by Don Weber


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