Gov. Beshear is using the appointment process to try and wrestle the Kentucky Senate away from Republicans.
Sen. Charlie Borders, who spent 18 years in the Kentucky Senate, has been offered a choice spot on the state’s Public Service Commission. Borders predecessor, John W. Clay, made more than $117,000 as a commissioner.
A special election will be held to determine Borders’ replacement. Look for Rep. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, to fare well in the Aug. 25 special election. Democrats outnumber Republicans in the district by a 59.6 percent to 35.2 percent margin.
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