Bennie Smith http://wkms.org en Marksberry Drops Democratic Bid For US Senate, Runs As Independent http://wkms.org/post/marksberry-drops-democratic-bid-us-senate-runs-independent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic long-shot Ed </span>Marksberry<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has decided to drop his bid for his party’s nomination and run as an independent for US Senate next year.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Owensboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> contractor said today he believes Kentucky needs an independent candidate who is not beholden to party leaders. </span>Marksberry<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said his candidacy has been less about winning and more about influencing the political conversation, something he feels he can better achieve as an independent. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:32:16 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 35098 at http://wkms.org Marksberry Drops Democratic Bid For US Senate, Runs As Independent