Last week it became common knowledge that Republican Louisville businessman and former Metro Louisville councilman Hal Heiner would enter the 2015 gubernatorial primary today, with former Lexington councilwoman KC Crosbie as his running mate. An announcement by Heiner is scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning in Lexington, with one to follow in Louisville at 5:30.
But via KC Crosbie’s Facebook page, here’s the first official confirmation of that news:
This morning, the Crosbies join with the Heiner family on a campaign. At our Lexington announcement beginning at 10:00 a.m. (Star Manufacturing,1200 Russell Cave Road, Lexington), I will have the honor of introducing the next Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Without question, Hal is the most authentic and successful man that I have worked with in my many years in public service. He has the intellect, experience and maturity to lead Kentucky in a new direction. I have the privilege of being his running mate as his Lt. Governor and am excited about what the future holds. For those of you who may not know Hal, I look forward to you meeting him over the next several months.
I ask for your thoughts and prayers for both of our families as we begin this long and challenging campaign.
Crosbie also posted the Heiner/Crosbie logo, above.
We already have punches being thrown between Republicans in the US Senate primary, but now it looks like we’ll have about 20 more months worth of the same in the gubernatorial race between Heiner and — eventually — James Comer. And unlike the Senate race, the punches won’t be between the Kentucky GOP establishment and the Tea Party outsiders, but between the establishment itself.
We’ll be at the Louisville announcement at 5:30, which you can follow along with live on our Twitter feed here. We’ll be taking Republican roll…