Fletcher to Seek Re-Election

By Associated Press | 

Two days after losing a battle to oust the state Republican Party chairman, Governor Fletcher says he still plans to seek re-election in 2007.

Fletcher said today he's not bothered by the GOP's decision over the weekend to keep Darrell Brock as state chairman.

The governor said he made a recommendation and Republican Party leaders chose to go a different route.

Fletcher spoke at a news conference in Louisville today announcing an education initiative and saying he's actively planning to run for a second term.

He says the decision about Brock does not mean he's lost the support of the state Republican Party.

Fletcher called for Brock to resign last week after the governor fired nine members of his administration for their role in his administration's personnel decisions.