Andy Beshear reports raising $1.1 million for attorney general race in 2015

jbrammer@herald-leader.comApril 7, 2014 

Andrew Beshear

FRANKFORT — Democrat Andy Beshear, the son of Gov. Steve Beshear, announced Monday that he has raised more than $1.1 million and has picked up the endorsement of former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford for his campaign for Kentucky attorney general in 2015.

Beshear, a Louisville attorney, said in a news release that his campaign raised $880,000 in the first three months of this year.

"I have spent the past few months traveling the state, meeting Kentuckians, and listening to their concerns about the future of our great commonwealth," Beshear said. "Britainy (his wife) and I are grateful for the incredible outpouring of support we have seen from friends and strangers alike who share our vision of safe, healthy and prosperous communities for all Kentuckians."

The candidate also said he is "greatly humbled" by Ford's endorsement.

"I encouraged Andy to enter this race early and raise the necessary funds," Ford said in a statement released by the campaign. "I am excited about his progress and believe he will make a great attorney general. He has my full support."

Jack Brammer: (502) 227-1198. Twitter: @BGPolitics. Blog: Bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com.

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