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Democrat Boswell's decision aids GOP's Guthrie's reelection

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 2:40 PM

As reported by Keith Lawrence of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, Kentucky state Senator David Boswell has decided to seek a sixth term.  While Governor Steve Beshear and state Democrats need the seat in their effort to gain control of the Senate, Boswell's decision removes the most likely Democratic challenger to freshman Congressman Brett Guthrie, who defeated Boswell by 15,000 votes last year in the race to replace Republican Ron Lewis.

Boswell had reportedly also considered a run for Daviess County Judge-Executive, but tells the M-I, "I'm excited about some of the changes I'm seeing in the Senate," he said. "The election of Robin Webb has added another member to the
Democratic caucus, and there's another special election on Dec. 8 for (Republican floor leader) Dan Kelly's old seat."

However the Daviess County GOP chairwoman, Robin Mercer, tells the newspaper that Republicans will challenge Boswell for the state senate seat.

"I'm not prepared to say who it will be," Mercer is quoted in the M-I, "But I'm sure we will have a candidate."

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