Really, the Frankfort gossip circle never ends. Since some people think Crit Luallen is running for the U.S. Senate against Mitch McConnell (she’d lose, sadly), it’s best to address what the people around her say she wants to do.
Lately, her people and those who work with Jack Conway, say the two are considering a gubernatorial ticket with Crit as the Number Two. It’d give her more free time and freedom to be outside Frankfort when she wasn’t feeling the nastiness of that cesspool.
All this comes as Jack Conway also floats around his desire to run for the U.S. Congress (again) if/when John Yarmuth decides to retire.
Greg Fischer is also waiting in the wings and folks around him are hilariously tossing his name into the gubernatorial rumor ring. Can you imagine the hilarity that would ensue? There are at least half a dozen attack ads that Jim King didn’t run and twice as many that Hal Heiner wimped out on in 2010. It’d be a dream come true for political writers.
There’s also discussion about a prominent politician switching from one of the major parties to Independent status. With the rancor and distaste for electeds that the public has these days? We can only assume something like that could have a serious chance if there’s enough money available.
We think Daniel Mongiardo should give it a go.