This morning Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her candidacy for Secretary of State, setting off a battle at the top levels of the state’s Democratic Party as the Herald-Leader’s Jack Brammer reports:
The May primary election for secretary of state promises to showcase a long-standing feud within the Kentucky Democratic Party and threatens to make Gov. Steve Beshear look politically weak as he seeks re-election.
Less than two weeks after Beshear appointed Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker to fill the final 11 months of outgoing Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s term, a Who’s Who list of Kentucky Democrats pledged their support for another candidate on Thursday.
There’s much more in Brammer’s article, with Lt. Dan and others all weighing in (including Gov. Beshear who would not go so far as to endorse his own pick) and setting the scene for an entertaining Primary Race/Soap Opera — so go read it and click on the advertisements to support good reporting.