Beshear, Abramson Hold Official Candidacy Announcement

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh In Louisville, he’s known as “Mayor for Life,” because he’s led Kentucky’s largest city for 20 years. But now, Mayor Jerry Abramson wants to be called lieutenant governor. In their first joint press conference on the race today, Abramson announced he’s joining Gov. Steve Beshear’s ticket for the 2011… Continue reading Beshear, Abramson Hold Official Candidacy Announcement

Tandy 'Strongly Considering' Run for Mayor

Metro Council President David Tandy is strongly considering a run for mayor in 2010, now that Mayor Jerry Abramson has announced he won’t seek re-election. Abramson announced Sunday night he’s running for Lt. Governor with incumbent Steve Beshear in 2011. Tandy says he’s not ready to make an announcement about his possible candidacy for Mayor,… Continue reading Tandy 'Strongly Considering' Run for Mayor

State of the News

This week in Derby City raised more questions than it answered. Political players gathered to sign a bill funding the bridges project, and the Metro Council weighed in. Will progress speed up, and will there be tolls? The Senatorial candidates have released their second-quarter fundraising numbers, with some startling disparities. How will those play out as the campaigns continue? How is Cordish spending city money, and should they have to tell us? And the Mayor’s expected to make an announcement next week regarding his political future. What will he have to say, and what was he thinking when he uttered the now-infamous “poorer, blacker, and older,” comment? Listen to the Show

Abramson Says He'll Make Re-Election Decision This Summer

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says he hasn’t decided yet whether he’ll seek re-election in 2010. Abramson say he’ll make the decision either next month or in early August. “Because I’ll either have to start raising money for the next year’s may primary if we run again, or let the other folks…..and it will be a… Continue reading Abramson Says He'll Make Re-Election Decision This Summer