What's next for three Republicans who fell short on Election Night?

11/13/2011 02:51 PM

K.C. Crosbie came within 17,000 votes of unseating Democratic state Treasurer Todd Hollenbach.

In a low-profile down-ballot race, Crosbie out-performed the Republican gubernatorial ticket by roughly 80,000 votes — even with presence of a third party candidate in the treasurer’s race.

It was an admirable showing for the Lexington Republican councilwoman even if she only won her home county of Fayette by 5 points (3,300 votes).

Crosbie, though, said after the loss she’s uncertain what her next step in politics might be other than returning to her 7th Urban County Council District.

Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool lost the attorney general’s race by 10 points after starting the race as a Republican darling. In the end, Conway’s advantages of incumbency — name recognition and fundraising — were too much to overcome.

P’Pool told supporters last month that he wanted to be attorney general but didn’t want to make a career out of being in Frankfort. After Tuesday night’s loss, he said he left his options open for a run for another elected office.

And Republican lieutenant governor candidate Richie Farmer declared on stage during his concession speech that he’ll “be around.” Pure Politics tracked him down to ask him what that meant.

From Wednesday’s edition of Pure Politics, here’s a report about what three Republicans say they will do next. The report starts with Crosbie who narrowly lost the treasurer’s race to Hollenbach:


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