Trey Grayson says he won't run for attorney general or any office in 2011

11/24/2010 10:19 AM

Trey Grayson, the two-term Republican Secretary of State, told cn|2 Politics that he won’t run for office next year, putting on hold his political career and creating a hole for the GOP to fill.

Many Republicans had urged Grayson to run for attorney general in 2011. And Grayson had been considering it.

But in an interview, Grayson said he ultimately decided to forego another statewide campaign largely because it would have caused him to miss more time with his two young daughters.

Grayson did suggest some prospective names of other possible GOP contenders for attorney general who could go up against the Democratic nominee. (Incumbent Jack Conway, a Democrat, recently announced he’ll seek a second term but it’s unclear whether or not he’ll get a primary challenger.)

And Grayson tackled the question of what’s next for him after he leaves the Secretary of State’s office in January 2012. Watch the interview:

Grayson ran for the open U.S. Senate seat this year and lost to Rand Paul, the eventual winner, in the May Republican primary.

- Ryan Alessi with video produced by Kenny Colston


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