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After landslide defeat, does David Williams matter?

After landslide defeat, does David Williams matter?

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 12, 2011 at 8:25 AM

When we last checked in with Governor Steve Beshear and Senate President David Williams, both said they planned to speak to each other within weeks after the gubernatorial election.

They haven't.

As the governor begins his second term on Tuesday, does he believe that his landslide victory over Williams has diminished Williams' relevance in Frankfort?

As the Courier-Journal's Joe Gerth writes,

 

"...following Beshear’s bruising 21-point victory over Williams in November’s election, Beshear may believe that he can bypass Williams and get things done by working with a coalition of Democrats and Republicans who saw the election as proof that voters are tired of divisive politics that have ground government to a halt in both Washington, D.C., and Frankfort.

That’s the way Beshear is spinning the election, and some Senate Republicans who see higher office for themselves in the future may be buying that. They may be willing to play ball with the governor."

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