Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture and gubernatorial candidate James Comer, with wife T.J. Comer on the left,  denied allegations of abusing a college girlfriend, as he spoke during an afternoon news conference at the Hilton Lexington/ Downtown, 369 West Vive St. in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He addressed the charges of physical and mental abuse made by ex-girlfriend Marilyn Thomas. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture and gubernatorial candidate James Comer, with wife T.J. Comer on the left, denied allegations of abusing a college girlfriend, as he spoke during an afternoon news conference at the Hilton Lexington/ Downtown, 369 West Vive St. in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He addressed the charges of physical and mental abuse made by ex-girlfriend Marilyn Thomas. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture and gubernatorial candidate James Comer, with wife T.J. Comer on the left, denied allegations of abusing a college girlfriend, as he spoke during an afternoon news conference at the Hilton Lexington/ Downtown, 369 West Vive St. in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He addressed the charges of physical and mental abuse made by ex-girlfriend Marilyn Thomas. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

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An Owensboro native and Western Kentucky University graduate, Sam Youngman covered national politics and presidents before coming home to work for the Herald-Leader and cover Kentucky political developments.