FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Independent gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith is hoping to pick up tea party support in a general election race against two big names in Kentucky politics.
The Lexington lawyer sees himself as the natural choice for tea party groups because he has been advocating their keystone issues, smaller government and less taxes, for three decades.
The tea party's original candidate, Louisville businessman Phil Moffett, lost in the Republican primary last week to state Senate President David Williams. Galbraith, who will face Williams and Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear in the fall, has been appealing to traditional Republicans and Democrats as well.
In promoting his campaign, Galbraith contends Kentuckians need an independent voice in the governor's office to implement the best ideas of both parties and break a partisan political stalemate.