Candidates outline strategy to push agenda

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Republicans wanting to become Kentucky’s next governor have outlined how they would push their agenda through a politically divided legislature.

At a forum Wednesday night in Versailles, James Comer said he’d reach out to Republicans running the Senate and Democrats in charge of the House. Comer said rival Hal Heiner’s criticism of state government would backfire in working with House Democrats.

Heiner said he would go directly to Kentuckians in a campaign-style effort to win support for his agenda.

Heiner said that would put grassroots pressure on lawmakers to pass his proposals.

Heiner and Comer were joined by fellow rivals Matt Bevin and Will T. Scott at the debate sponsored by the Woodford County GOP. The candidates discussed such issues as jobs, education and health care.

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