Politics & Government

Andy Beshear raises more than $220,000 for attorney general race

Andrew Beshear
Andrew Beshear

FRANKFORT — Andy Beshear, a son of Gov. Steve Beshear, said Monday in a news release that his 2015 campaign for Kentucky attorney general raised $221,962 in the last quarter of 2013.

Beshear, a Louisville attorney, announced his Democratic candidacy to be the state's chief law enforcement official on Nov. 14.

He said he was "deeply humbled" by the amount of support.

Beshear said more than 250 contributors included former Govs. Paul Patton, John Y. Brown Jr. and Wendell Ford.

The current attorney general, Democrat Jack Conway of Louisville, can't seek re-election because of term limits.

Other Democrats mentioned as possible candidates for attorney general in 2015 include former state Democratic Party Chairwoman Jennifer Moore and state Rep. John Tilley of Hopkinsville.

Beshear is an attorney with Stites and Harbison in Louisville. He lives in Louisville with his wife, Britainy, and their two young children, Will and Lila.