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AP: Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer mulling run for governor

October 27, 2009

Richie Farmer, the standout UK basketball star currently serving as Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner, is considering a run for governor in 2011, according to the Associated Press.

Farmer, a Republican, has served two terms as state agriculture commissioner.

From the AP –

University of Kentucky basketball icon Richie Farmer is considering running for governor on the Republican ticket.

Farmer told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he has been in discussions about a possible run and may do some political polling in the near future.

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear is the only major candidate who has entered the race so far. He has chosen Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson as his running mate.


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