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Beshear-Abramson slate raises $3.1 million for 2011 governor’s race

October 05, 2010 | | Comments Comments

Gov. Steve BeshearFRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear raised more than $505,000 in the last three months for his re-election efforts, bringing the total raised so far by him and his running mate, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, to $3.1 million.

The Beshear-Abramson Democratic slate reported $2.3 million on hand in its latest report Tuesday to the state Registry of Election Finance.

Beshear and Abramson “continue to work tirelessly to bring economic recovery to Kentucky families, and Kentuckians from every corner of the state have responded,” Matt Osborne, the campaign’s finance director, said in a statement.

Osborne said the slate has had more than 5,100 donors from 119 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

The only other Democrat running against Beshear is perennial candidate Otis “Bullman” Hensley Jr. of Harlan County.

Republicans seeking the state’s highest office are Senate President David Williams of Burkesville , who is slated with Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer of Clay County, and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett, who is running with state Rep. Mike Harmon of Danville

Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith is running on an independent slate with Frankfort political consultant Dea Riley.

The race is next year.

–Jack Brammer

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  1. Buck Feshear says:

    And it took Williams-Farmer until just recently to get in the race.

    They — or some other serious viable GOP slate — should have been out there much sooner. Now Beshear has a huge head start on fund-raising and unless Rocky Adkins comes out against him in the spring, he’ll be able to sit on all of that until the fall and he’ll be able to do what campaigning he does for the primary on the taxpayer’s dime under the guise of ribbon-cuttings and groundbreakings.

    It’s no wonder the state GOP is really not a force to be reckoned with in most state races. They concede too much to the other side.