Sunday, August 5, 2007

Lexington Herald Leader: Forgy Sees No Reason To Rule Out A Senate Run

The Lexington Herald Leader reports that Larry Forgy is still considering a challenge to Mitch McConnell for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. In addition Forgy issued a stern warning to the Louisville liberal McConnell that he better deliver for Governor Fletcher in his hometown:

Some morsels from the 127th annual Fancy Farm political picnic:

Someone placed fluorescent fliers on car windshields in the picnic parking lot saying, "Vote for a straight Republican. Vote Forgy U.S. Senator '08."

There was no further explanation.

Forgy, who was attending the event, said he didn't know who was responsible, but said he was aware of a Web site,, that's encouraging him to take on U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary next year.

Forgy said he wants to wait until after the governor's race is over in November before deciding whether to run. Specifically, he said he wants to see how McConnell helps Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher in the senator's hometown of Louisville.

But Forgy also wouldn't rule out challenging McConnell. "I don't see any reason to rule it in or rule it out," he said. McConnell declined to comment on his 2008 re-election or potential challengers.