U.S. Representative Will Run for Re-election

U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield isn't making any political commitments beyond his plan to run for re-election.

The "Paducah Sun" reports Whitfield said he's running again next year because he can continue to be effective.

Whitfield is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Energy and Commerce

Whitfield hasn't faced serious Democratic opposition since 2000 when he defeated former Marshal County Sheriff, Brian Roy.