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Former Louisville Congresswoman Sides With Comer In 2015 Governor's Race

Former Republican Congresswoman Anne Northup has endorsed James Comer in his bid for the Republican nomination for governor.

Northup represented Louisville in the U.S. House of Representatives for five terms before being defeated by Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth in 2006.

Comer, the agriculture commissioner, announced his candidacy for governor at Fancy Farm. He said Kentucky's next governor "won't be a millionaire from Louisville," a reference to his opponent, former Metro Councilman Hal Heiner.

Since Comer is from small rural Tompkinsville, many interpreted his comments to mean he would make the race about urban vs. rural issues. But Comer has tried to fight that notion by touting his support among notable Louisville Republicans, including state Sen. Julie Denton.

The Republican primary for governor is May 19, 2015.

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