ELIZABETHTOWN– Secretary of State Trey Grayson said Saturday Attorney General Jack Conway’s loss in the U.S. Senate race will not be a factor in his deciding whether to run for attorney general next year.
Conway, a Democrat, said Tuesday night after his loss to Republican Rand Paul for the U.S. Senate, that he probably will seek re-election next year as the state’s top law-enforcement official.
Grayson lost last spring’s GOP primary election for the U.S. Senate to Paul.
Grayson, attending a meeting of state GOP leaders at Elizabethtown’s Best Western, said he feels no deadline pressure in making his decision whether to run other than late January’s filing deadline.
“We’re still celebrating the victories of this year’s Election Day,” he said.
He said he had hoped to decide by Thanksgiving but realizes “a lot probably won’t be going on” in next year’s elections until the first of the year.
Grayson was praised by party leaders at Saturday’s meeting for his support for Paul immediately after last spring’s GOP primary election.