Beshear attends Glenn fundraiser

Despite citing scheduling conflicts ealier, Gov. Steve Beshear made an appearance Monday night at an Owensboro fundraiser for Rep. Jim Glenn.

Beshear stopped in at the home of Claire Neal on Fieldcrest Drive for about 20 minutes with his wife, Jane, before heading to a town hall meeting in Henderson, according to Glenn.

“They made an adjustment to his schedule,” said Glenn, an Owensboro Democrat who is running for a second term representing the 13th House district. “We had a nice turnout.”

Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo was supposed to headline the event that also drew House Speaker Jody Richards of Bowling Green and state Treasurer Todd Hollenbach.

Among the legislators attending the event were Rep. Joni Jenkins of Louisville, who is running for speaker pro tem and is backed by Richards for that post. Also in attendance was Johnny Bell, a Glasgow Democrat who is running unopposed this year, and former governor and U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford, Glenn said.

Moneywise, the event was productive, according to Glenn, though he didn’t have a tally of what he raised.

“We got a bowl full of checks, so we raised a good sum of money,” Glenn said. “The money is still coming in.”

Through June 30, Glenn had about $21,000 in cash on hand for his campaign compared to about the $11,000 his Republican opponent, Owensboro businessman Ben Boarman, had in his campaign chest.

Boarman said last week that he has since supassed the $20,000 mark for his campaign.


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