Stumbo Considers Senate Run

Attorney General Greg Stumbo considers leaving state politics for Washington D.C. .

Stumbo has his eyes on Republican Senator Mitch McConnell's seat.
He has formed an exploratory committee to determine if he should run and will begin raising money.

Senator McConnell has held the Senate seat for 23-years.
Stumbo, a Democrat, said his friends across the state are encouraging him to run against the Republican because they don't like how McConnell is representing Kentucky in Washington.

"I'm sort of appalled at the way Senator McConnell has conducted himself on issues, particularly the war in Iraq. I think Kentuckian's feel that way and I don't think he's representing our families and our Kentucky values, nor does he have our best interests at heart," Stumbo explained.

Stumbo said he plans to travel the state in the fall and talk to people.
He said he probably won't make a final decision about running until after the November elections.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader McConnell said during a conference call with reporters yesterday that he's ready for all challengers.

McConnell has already raised more than $7.5-million dollars for next year's election and still has almost $6-million on hand.


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