By Jack Brammer
FRANKFORT — Andy Beshear, a Democratic candidate for attorney general in 2015 and the son of Gov. Steve Beshear, reported Thursday that his campaign has nearly $1.1 million cash on hand after raising $160,000 in the last three months.
Beshear, a Louisville attorney with Stites and Harbison, has raised more than $1.26 million total for his campaign. He started it last November.
The candidate also announced the endorsements of five prominent Democrats for his campaign: former Attorneys General David Armstrong and Chris Gorman, state Auditor Adam Edelen, former Auditor Crit Luallen and state House Speaker and former Attorney General Greg Stumbo.
In a release from the Beshear campaign, Stumbo said, “I think Andy will make an excellent attorney general and he has my full support.”
“I am proud to lend my endorsement to Andy Beshear,” Luallen said. “I believe in his integrity, and am confident he will be a strong and ethical attorney general.”
Edelen said, “Andy has earned a reputation as one of Kentucky’s finest lawyers, and he has the vision and work ethic to truly make a difference.”
Beshear said he and his wife, Britainy, “continue to be grateful for the outpouring of support this campaign has received, and I promise to continue working hard to earn the trust and support of every Kentuckian.”
The current attorney general, Democrat Jack Conway of Louisville, may not seek re-election because of term limits. He is running for governor in 2015.
Beshear so far is the only candidate to announce for next year’s attorney general race.