Former Secretary of State Trey Grayson predicts fellow Republican David Williams will lose the Kentucky 2011 gubernatorial race by a landslide. Polls show Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear with a commanding 31-point lead over Williams, who has optimistically predicted a comeback despite political observers declaring the race all but over. Grayson stepped down as secretary of state in January to become director of the Institute for Politics at Harvard University. He says the gap will close on the margins as Election Day approaches, but the outcome is not in doubt.
“It’s a blowout. Listen, I’m a Republican. I’d love to come on here and tell you David Williams is going to win, he’s going to have a big comeback and all that. But that would be denying reality of the situation,” he says.