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February 24, 2014

Comer positioning with gubernatorial politicking

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CAVE CITY —

He said he’s privatized some department functions and reduced employees. That approach demonstrates “the difference between Republicans and Democrats,” Comer said.

He might have said it’s also a difference between some Republicans.

Comer succeeded now disgraced Republican Richie Farmer who is headed to prison for misappropriating public funds. But Farmer remains an icon in parts of the Republican rural heartland in south central and southeastern Kentucky counties represented by Rogers.

Ronnie Ellis writes for CNHI News Service and is based in Frankfort. Reach him at rellis@cnhi.com. Follow CNHI News Service stories on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cnhifrankfort.

 

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