4:25pm

Tue May 17, 2011
All Politics are Local

Governor Robocalls for Walker

In today’s closely watched Democratic primary election for secretary of state, Governor Steve Beshear called voters on behalf of incumbent Elaine Walker, who faces Lexington attorney Alison Lundergan Grimes. Beshear appointed the former mayor of Bowling Green to fill the remainder of former Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s term in January, but had kept Walker at arm’s length up until now.

In March, Walker said the governor was helping her raise campaign money.

Asked about Beshear’s supposed support of her opponent, Grimes told WFPL the governor had not made an “open, public endorsement” in the race despite Walker’s wishes.

“I think he is leaving this decision, this race, this primary to the voters of Kentucky,” Grimes said.