Guthrie Files For Re-election

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh

Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie has filed candidacy papers to seek a second term next year.

The Bowling Green Republican dropped by the State Capitol to fill out the paperwork and pay his qualifying fee. He tells Kentucky Public Radio his first year in Washington has been interesting and challenging.

“The direction the country’s going I think is the wrong direction for the country. And I believe there is going to be a change in Washington, D-C, coming in the next 2010 election. I want to be part of it to get our country back on track from the reckless spending that’s going forward, and the other issues that we need to work on as we move forward. And I believe that while I’ve been there, I’ve best represented the values of the 2nd District of Kentucky,” he said.

So far, Guthrie has no opposition. The 2nd District U-S Representative served in the state Senate before being elected to Congress last year.