Ky. AG considering run for governor

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 15, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) -- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is reportedly eyeing the Governor's Office.

Conway told The Associated Press Monday that he is taking a "very serious" look at running in 2015.

Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, cannot seek re-election because of state term limits.

Conway, also a Democrat, was re-elected to a second term as attorney general in 2011 with more than 55 percent of the vote, defeating challenger Todd P'Pool.

He is ineligible to run for a third term as the state's top lawyer in 2015 due to term limits.

Conway previously ran for the state's U.S. Senate seat, which was held by Republican Sen. Jim Bunning, in 2010. Bunning retired the seat.

Republican Rand Paul defeated Conway, but the race for Bunning's seat was a bitter one.

Paul, the son of famously libertarian U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, attacked Conway for an ad criticizing his alleged college antics and questioning his religious faith.

From Legal Newsline: Reach Jessica Karmasek by email at jessica@legalnewsline.com.

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