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Williams - Farmer Ticket Officially Enters Governor's Race

By Tony McVeigh


Frankfort, KY – With their wives and children looking on, Senate President David Williams and Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer signed the papers and paid the fees that make their gubernatorial campaign official. The two are vying for the Republican nomination, and Williams says they're the face of change.

"The people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky know that things aren't OK in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and they want people that have a bold agenda to come forward and change the atmosphere in this state to give everybody an opportunity to share in the prosperity that is the promise of our state and our nation."

Farmer says, if elected, he will work hard to promote the state nationally and internationally.

"It's kind of like the Kentucky Proud program and some of those things - just making people aware of what's going on here in the state. When you look at our geographic location, we have a lot of opportunity and we just need to make sure that we take advantage of those."

Gov. Steve Beshear and his running mate, former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, qualified two weeks ago to seek the Democratic nomination. The filing deadline is next Tuesday.