Beshear to take no action against Senate candidate

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Associated Press

Posted on December 1, 2012 at 2:01 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has decided to take no action against a Republican member of the Kentucky Board of Elections who sought his party's nomination to run for an open state Senate seat.

Albany attorney David M. Cross lost the GOP nomination to state Rep. Sara Beth Gregory of Monticello to run in a Dec. 18 special election for the seat that had been held by former Senate President David Williams. Beshear appointed Cross to the Board of Elections two years ago.

Under Kentucky law, members of the Board of Elections aren't allowed to run for public office.

Beshear told reporters Friday that he doesn't think Cross intentionally violated state law in seeking the nomination.

Gregory and Democrat Bill Conn of Williamsburg remain in the race.

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