12:21pm

Wed May 18, 2011
All Politics are Local

GOP Governors Quick to Support Williams

Praising Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams, the Republican Governors Association issued a statement Tuesday in support of the GOP nominee that blasted Democratic Governor Steve Beshear and President Barack Obama. Williams beat Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw in the May 17 primary with 48 percent of the vote, but lost to both challengers in the state’s most populous counties.

The GOP association echoed the state Senate President’s victory speech, saying that if elected, Williams will improve the state’s economy and stand up to the president.

From the RGA:

“David Williams’ victory is an important first step towards putting Kentucky back on the right track. David’s message of creating jobs, protecting the taxpayers, and standing up to the Obama administration resonates with Kentucky voters and contrasts sharply with Steve Beshear’s record as governor,” says executive director Phil Cox. “Unfortunately, Steve Beshear’s time as governor has been marked by disappointment. He has repeatedly supported Barack Obama’s most wasteful policies and has watched Kentucky’s unemployment rate climb higher than in all its neighboring states. Kentuckians know they can do better than Steve Beshear.”

The general election pits Williams against Beshear and independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith in what analysts predict will be a hard fought race.