WFPL (Louisville) - In a message to supporters, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced he is running for re-election in 2014. The mayor had avoided the question when asked about seeking a second term in recent weeks, and the timing of the announcement had changed from January to mid-summer. At the time, there were rumors Fischer was considering a bid for Kentucky's U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Mitch McConnell, but the mayor later said he was leaning towards running for re-election. Fischer says his administration has made some significant accomplishments in the first three years and there's more work to be done.
"I’ve been honored to serve my hometown for the last two years. My team, with the assistance of all 750,000 citizens, has set Louisville on a new course—creating a more innovative, entrepreneurial and compassionate city," Fischer says. "We have accomplished much, but we have more to do."
From WDRB: Louisville, KY. - During the Metropolitan Louisville Women's Political Caucus on Saturday, Congressman John Yarmuth hoped hoping to get his message across of getting more women into politics.
"Congress has made very important strides over the last few years. Still only 20 Senators and about 18 percent of the House are women, so I'm here to encourage women to get involved in politics and the campaign for office," says Congressman John Yarmuth.
He says compared to other states, Kentucky is running way behind in terms of the number of women holding political office.
One name that continues to pop up is actress Ashley Judd.
Although Judd has yet to officially announce, national media reports are claiming that Judd is moving forward to challenge Republican Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky Senate Seat.