FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Former Louisville councilman Hal Heiner has formed a group to raise money in support of Republicans running for the Kentucky House this year.
The move raises Heiner's statewide profile as he weighs a possible run for governor in 2015.
Heiner said Wednesday that Kentucky has fallen behind while the House has been under single-party rule by Democrats for generations. He said states with GOP-run legislatures have stronger growth.
His new group is called New Direction Kentucky.
Republicans are making a strong push to take control of the House. The GOP is already in firm control of the state Senate.
Democrats hold a 54-46 advantage in the House. House Speaker Greg Stumbo predicts Democrats will pick up as many as seven seats when all 100 House seats are up for election in November.