David Williams gets FOP endorsement, says race isn't over yet

09/08/2011 12:37 PM

LOUISVILLE — Republican candidate for governor David Williams sought to drum up public attention Thursday with the endorsement by the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police.

The group had announced the candidates it was backing earlier this week. But Williams, who is trailing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear in the polls, said he considered the backing by the police group a shot of momentum.

FOP president Spike Jones said a decade of working with Williams as the state Senate president was a key factor in locking up the group’s endorsement.

And Williams said the endorsement shows the gubernatorial race between him, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and independent Gatewood Galbraith isn’t over.

The FOP has also endorsed Republicans Todd P’Pool for Attorney General and K.C. Crosbie for Treasurer. They endorsed Democrats Alison Lundergan Grimes for Secretary of State, Adam Edelen for Auditor and Bob Farmer for Agriculture Commissioner.

-Reporting and video production by Kenny Colston

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