8:12am

Fri October 14, 2011
All Politics are Local

Group Says KY. Gov. Candidates Lack Courage

All three candidates for governor of Kentucky have failed to turn in a survey put out by the non-partisan group Project Vote Smart. The Political Courage Test quizzes candidates on a variety of issues, including abortion, education and taxes. To encourage participation, candidates are not allowed to use the results of the survey in campaign ads.

Project Vote Smart issued a statement Thursday saying neither incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear, Republican David Williams nor independent Gatewood Galbraith returned the survey. Beshear and then-Governor Ernie Fletcher did not respond to the survey during the 2007 election, either.

Requests for comment to the Beshear and the Williams campaigns were not returned. Galbraith’s running mate says the campaign never official received the survey, but will return it shortly.

Project Vote Smart is a nonprofit group based in Montana.