Kentucky House Speaker Richards Reacts to Primary Loss

By: Ryan Dearbone Email
By: Ryan Dearbone Email

Democratic candidate Jody Richards attributed low voter turnout and recent polls to his primary loss. Richards then suggested that maybe standing out on streets with signs in Warren County just wasn't enough to get people to vote.

"Got lots of honks and thumbs up, but our county didn't get out the vote like i thought it would," Richards told his supporters during his concession speech.

The Kentucky speaker of the house called himself an eternal optimist during the speech, and then Richards said after his defeat he won't run for the job of governor again.

Richard's also pointed to the slow start of his campaign and the overcrowding of the primary ticket as possible reasons for his defeat. However, he said when he woke up this morning he felt like the election would go his way.

"it just took a long time to get my campaign ready, and I still think we ran a good campaign. I thought today we had a good shot at making a run-off," Richards told WBKO.

And while he won't seek the governor job anymore, Richard's said he will continue to serve as House Speaker. Richards said he also wants to spend the rest of his life helping out young people who want to run for political office.


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