Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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July 18, 2013

Comer hints at run for Ky. top spot

LOUISVILLE — Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer Thursday said what everyone believes, that he is considering a run for governor in 2015. But, he said it’s too early to commit unequivocally.

Comer was here to address the joint summer conference of Kentucky Judge/Executives and Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners and made the remarks before speaking to the group.

The former state legislator from Monroe County is the only Republican state constitutional officer, winning election in 2011 with more votes than any other candidate — Republican or Democrat — on that year’s ballot.

Since then, Comer has been talked about as a potential candidate for governor in 2015 and is viewed by many Republicans as a rising star in his party.

After he succeeded in pushing a bill through the legislature to regulate cultivation of hemp if the federal government relaxes its prohibition, Comer’s stock as a future candidate only increased among the party faithful.

 

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