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A few days after poll numbers put him ahead of all Republican challengers, Kentucky Gov. Steve  Beshear’s campaign submitted its financial report Monday that shows it has raised $1.2 million during the quarter.

The latest figures put the total raised by Beshear, a Democrat, at $4.8 million, which is far ahead of any other gubernatorial candidate.

“I am grateful for the support of Kentuckians of our hard work to bring economic recovery and prosperity to every community,” Beshear said in a news release.  “Though I remain focused on creating jobs and running an efficient and lean state government, I am nevertheless pleased with the campaign’s fundraising success.”

Beshear is running unopposed in the Democratic primary with former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson as his running mate. The campaign reports to have $3.3 million cash on hand with contributions from all 120 counties in the state.

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Holsclaw Still Considering Gubernatorial Bid

by Gabe Bullard January 17, 2011

Holsclaw has been mulling a bid for some time. She says she would stand a good chance in the GOP primary against both businessman Phil Moffett and Senate President David Williams, and she hasn’t given much thought to the general election.

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Beshear, Abramson File Candidacy Papers

by Tony McVeigh January 6, 2011

The two dropped by the Secretary of State’s office at the State Capitol Thursday to pay their qualifying fees. Beshear says the two won’t do much campaigning until the legislative session ends in late March.

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Abramson Says Transition Will Be Smooth, Anticipates Urban Services Extension

by Gabe Bullard December 27, 2010

Since merger, Louisville’s way of managing services such as garbage collection has been a frequent target of criticism. But outgoing Mayor Jerry Abramson says service delivery could change, if Louisvillians decide they want it to. The Urban Services District is made up of the old City of Louisville. Residents of that area pay an extra […]

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Abramson Predicts Changes In Metro Government, Considers Future In Academia

by Gabe Bullard December 21, 2010

Outgoing Mayor Jerry Abramson says the Metro Council has become increasingly assertive in recent years, and his departure may embolden the body to try to exercise more control over city affairs.

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Airport Terminal Named For Abramson

by Gabe Bullard December 15, 2010

Authority members noted Abramson’s work on the $800 million airport expansion in the 1980s. Board chair Phil Lynch said the project could have cost Abramson his career.

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New Houses Coming To Southwest Louisville

by Gabe Bullard December 14, 2010

The new neighborhood will consist of 38 single-family homes and is being developed by the Housing Partnership Inc., a private nonprofit entity. President Mike Hynes says the houses will replace nearby abandoned apartment buildings.

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Abramson, Fischer Pledge To Stay Out Of Superintendent Search

by Gabe Bullard November 23, 2010

Neither Mayor Jerry Abramson nor Mayor-elect Greg Fischer has any plans to try to influence the Jefferson County Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent of public schools.

Fischer and Abramson say they will respect the elected board’s autonomy.

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Fischer Transition Team Reviewing Employees, Budget

by Gabe Bullard November 22, 2010

Fischer said earlier this month that he will essentially ask all of the department heads to re-apply for their jobs. Last week, his team sent letters to those employees asking them for information, including their resumes. Fischer says he’s not sure when any decisions will be made on who to retain.

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Fischer Announces Transition Team

by Gabe Bullard November 10, 2010

Fischer’s transition team includes religious, business and civic leaders. Among them are the mayors of Middletown and Shively, Urban League president Ben Richmond, and Southwest Dream Team co-founder Vince Jarboe. The team will be led by outgoing State Representative and former Metro Council President Ron Weston.

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