Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm

Aug 3, 2013

Credit KY Department of Agriculture

Kentucky won’t elect its next governor for more than two years. But Republican Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer all but declared his candidacy at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, stopping just short of an official announcement.

“In 2015, we’ve got to elect a new governor in this state,” Comer said. “So we’re not going to have time for any vacations. We’ll be taking our message from Pikeville to Paducah, and from Florence to Fountain Run.”

Comer said earlier this week he is only focused on his duties as Agriculture Commissioner.

Potential Democratic hopefuls to succeed Gov. Steve Beshear, Attorney General Jack Conway and Auditor Adam Edelen, also spoke at Fancy Farm. Neither tipped their hands.

Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson is also mulling a run and is expected to announce his intentions soon.