Former Lt. Governor Mongiardo considering gubernatorial run


by Joe Arnold

Posted on December 1, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 2 at 6:21 AM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS) – Former Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo says he’s considering a run for Governor.

Mongiardo is a democrat who served as lieutenant governor during Governor Steve Beshear’s first term.

He tells the Lexington Herald-Leader he is “looking at” running for the state’s top post in three years.

Mongiardo says Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has the attributes he would look for in a running mate.

It could be a very crowded field. Other democrats considered as potential 2015 candidates include:

Attorney General Jack Conway

Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson

Auditor Adam Edelen

House Speaker Greg Stumbo

Former Auditor Crit Luallan

Outgoing Congressman Ben Chandler

Potential republican candidates:

Congressman Brett Guthrie

Agriculture Commisioner James Comer

Tea Party activist Phill Moffett

Who do you think has the best chance? You can comment on my political blog or on Twitter at WHAS11JOE .