WKYT-TV in Lexington is reporting what has been expected for weeks, that Senate President David Williams (R-Burkesville) and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer will announce their Republican ticket for governor and lt. governor on Wednesday.
Before the Kentucky Farm Bureau's Country Ham Breakfast on Thursday, Farmer said he would announce his decision after the state fair and within two weeks.
"In the right situation, I could be involved and possibility learn more about state government," Farmer said. While stipulating he has the necessary experience and not ruling out a run for governor, Farmer appeared to both point toward a Williams-Farmer ticket and keeping his options open.
"I think Secretary of State still or some of the other constitutional offices," Farmer listed as options, "but I would be leaning more toward running for one of the top spots."
Kentucky's Agriculture Commissioner for seven years, Farmer said he is "trying to decide as a family." He also acknowledged that while the University of Kentucky already has an athletic director, that remains his "dream job."