9:13am

Tue May 10, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

GOP Gubernatorial Forum

 

The three Republican candidates for governor gathered for a KET forum last night.  There were a few instances of argumentative disputes,  but the candidates also sought to identify their strengths. Louisville businessman Phil Moffett says his tea party candidacy is different from Rand Paul’s, another tea party member, who now serves in the US  Senate.

“I have the tea party support , at least as strong as Senator Paul had.  I think the difference is he ran a race where he was actually in the race for a good 18 months,” said Moffett.

David Williams has served as the president of the Kentucky Senate for a decade.  He says that legislative experience makes him the best choice.

“Running the governor’s office is not bean bag, it’s hard ball.  And I will work with people when I can.  I’ll try to persuade them and use the bully pulpit of the governor’s office to try to make Kentucky the best place in the United States to keep and retain jobs,” said Williams.

Some pundits have viewed Jefferson County clerk Bobbi Holsclaw as playing the role as a political spoiler.  She doesn’t see it that way.

“Well, I don’t believe that I’m a spoiler.  I believe that I have a legitimate  right to be here today.  I have a record that puts me here today,” added Holsclaw.

The May primary election is one week from today.