KY Governor Candidates React to Lawsuit Controversy

By Jonathan Hardison | 

The Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates reacted to a lawsuit filed against the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary and two of his top officials with consternation.

"It's time for the people of Kentucky to have a government that works for them and not for the special interests. It's time for the people of Kentucky to have government as good as they are," said Democrat Ben Chandler.

Chandler made his remarks at a Wednesday afternoon news conference in front of Louisville’s Kennedy Bridge, a project he called a symbol of lost opportunity.

Republican Ernie Fletcher took the opportunity to allude to Chandler's current position as Attorney General. "There's no question we need to clean up the mess in Frankfort and that's why I'm running for governor. I think it's kind of interesting that the chief law enforcement officer has been there for a long time and we haven't seen any significant change there."

Both candidates cited the legal experience on their ticket as evidence of their sincerity in cleaning up government corruption.