P'Pool puts up $250,000 in attorney general's race

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Associated Press

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 3 at 7:06 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Madisonville lawyer Todd P'Pool has put up $250,000 to help finance his run for Kentucky attorney general.

P'Pool announced what he termed a "personal investment" in the race Monday morning. He said that brings the total banked in the past three weeks to $270,000.

The 37-year-old P'Pool is the only Republican to file for attorney general so far, though former Supreme Court Justice Joseph Lambert has voiced interest in seeking the GOP nomination.

P'Pool has centered his campaign on promises to stand against federal initiatives that he sees as harmful to Kentucky.

He said he would fight to protect the coal industry from burdensome regulations imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And he said he would join attorneys general from other states to try to stop federal health care reforms.

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