LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari has decided against hosting a fundraiser for Gov. Steve Beshear's re-election campaign.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Calipari changed his mind on Wednesday a few hours after the media began reporting that he planned to hold a $1,000-per-person fundraiser at his home in August.
Beshear, a Democrat, is running for re-election along with Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson.
No Republicans have announced their intention to run.
In the July 19 invitation letter, the coach said Beshear had to "gird for a competitive and costly campaign ahead."
But Wednesday night, Calipari posted a message on his Facebook page canceling the event due to "professional and pressing, personal matters." In the message, he said Kentucky is "politically charged" and he realizes that "the Big Blue Nation comes from both sides of the aisle."
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com