That Greg Fischer rumor? It was close.
We heard yesterday afternoon that the rumor was true– just a week off. And from last night:
Louisville businessman Greg Fischer has told several people that he’s running for the U.S. Senate. He will apparently make his candidacy official next week.
Horne says, if Fischer runs, he’ll discover the same thing Bruce Lunsford has, that money can’t buy a win in a democratic primary race. Horne says, since he announced his campaign a couple of weeks ago, he’s gotten positive responses across Kentucky.
Beyond Fischer running for senate, as we’ve reported for weeks, we hear his key advisor is afraid to go public because all of his friends and colleagues support Andrew Horne. Never mind that self-funders don’t make it in Democratic primaries as Bruce Lunsford proved in 2003 and 2007. Everyone is already backing Horne.
It sure is gonna be interesting to watch Richie Rich choke in May. All of his Republican friends and family won’t be able to save him. No wealthy brothers. No Owsley. No Christy. He’ll learn the hard way that everyday working men and women of the Commonwealth will come out in full force against him. They’re on their way.