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Despite loss Williams says he will report to work Wednesday in Frankfort

by Mike Colombo


Posted on November 8, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 9 at 12:02 AM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Throughout the race it appeared the Kentucky Senate President David Williams never had a chance in the polls.
And it looks like independent Gatewood Galbraith took a lot of votes away from Williams pulling one of his biggest percentages in his four runs for Kentucky governor.
The loudest republican supporters cheered all night was when Williams took the stage, but the excitement was short lived as Kentucky Senate President David Williams’ run for governor came to an end.

"The candidate wasn't nearly as popular as I hoped I would be, but the agenda is a correct agenda," Williams said.

From Williams and running mate Richie Farmer to Bill Johnson, John Kemper, and Todd P'Pool, voters decided the Republican Party’s agenda wasn't right for them.

Williams, however was quick to stake his claim as the state's strongest republican.

"I’m reporting to duty tomorrow in Frankfort, Ky. as the president of the Kentucky state senate," Williams added.

As for voters...

"Very frustrating," one Madisonville resident, Gwen Kik, said.
"We’ll be back in four years and we'll have some good candidates along the way," Dan Miller, a Lexington resident, said.

But for now questions abound for the Kentucky Republican Party and Williams didn’t have much to say after Tuesday night’s election results.

"I've said all I’m going to say. I made a statement tonight. Tonight belongs to the governor. I'll let them talk, I made a statement, he was very gracious. I'll talk to you all tomorrow in Frankfort," Williams said.