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It's Still Possible Kentucky Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen Might Run For Office Again Someday

Kentucky’s new lieutenant governor says she’s not completely closing the door on running for another office.

Democrat Crit Luallen has already ruled out a run for governor next year. But at an event in Warren County this week, Luallen was asked if she might challenge Republican Rand Paul for U.S. Senate in 2016.

"I don’t envision another opportunity that might present itself where I will run for office again, but then I didn’t envision this opportunity," Luallen said.

"This came out of the blue and presented a chance for me to get back in the public arena and continue to serve, so I don’t ever want to close all the doors, but right now my focus is on being the best lieutenant governor I can be."

Luallen was appointed lieutenant governor  last month when Jerry Abramson resigned for a job at the White House. She said her focus now is helping Gov. Steve Beshear leave his tenure on a high note as he begins his final year in office.