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Louisvillian Enters Governor's Race

The 2011 governor's race in Kentucky now includes a Republican ticket.   Louisville businessman Phil Moffett announced his bid Thursday afternoon.  "What motivates me to get into the race is that I’m tired of being 30-somethingth or 40-somethingth in everything we do when you compare us to the other states in the union.   I think there are some common sense changes that can be made to made to make Kentucky a lot more competitive, if not a leader in the nation,"  MOffett said.State Rep. Mike Harmon of Louisville will be Moffett's running mate.   Moffett says his priorities if elected would be reforming Kentucky's tax laws, reducing the size of state government, addressing the state's unfunded pension liability and bringing school choice to Kentucky.Moffett making his first run at political office.Incumbent Democratic Governor Steve Beshear is seeking re-election in 2011, with Lousiville Mayor Jerry Abramson as his running mate.(Story by Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio/WKYU, Bowling Green)

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.