With a focus on her law firm and 2014 candidates, Jennifer Moore puts off run of her own

04/09/2014 08:56 AM

Jennifer Moore, the Louisville attorney and former Kentucky Democratic Party chairman, won’t be running for attorney general or any other office in 2015 but don’t count her out for future elections.

Moore told Pure Politics in an interview Tuesday that now isn’t the right time to run statewide with the recent expansion of her law practice and her focus on helping Alison Lundergan Grimes in the U.S. Senate race as well as other women she’s worked with through the Emerge Kentucky program win their races for local and state legislative offices this fall.

Putting off a run for attorney had little to do with the fundraising totals of the only announced candidate for attorney general in 2015: Democrat Andy Beshear. Beshear has raised $1.1 million so far.

“That is an impressive number. But it’s not just about fundraising,” Moore said.

Watch what else she had to say in response to questions about Andy Beshear’s fundraising:

Moore chairs the board of Emerge Kentucky, which helps recruit and train Democratic women to run for office.

Now in it’s fifth year, Emerge participants include 31 candidates on this year’s ballot, including Elisabeth Jensen running for Congress in Central Kentucky and eight state legislative candidates.

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