Mayor Jim Gray announces a run for the White House… sort of

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Mayor Jim Gray made a bold statement on his political future in a press release on Friday.

The content of the press release reads as follows:

“Mayor Jim Gray today announced after he is elected to the U.S. Senate, he will immediately file to run for President.

“Being a Senator isn’t going to accomplish my goals. You need me as your President. And I’m just going to go ahead and be honest about my intentions,” said Gray. “You know, Kentuckians really need a President, not a Senator.”

To campaign for the White House, Gray plans on acting up and grandstanding through Senate filibusters, social media posts, cable news appearances and Sunday morning broadcast programs.

Gray said, “Kentuckians shouldn’t worry because I’ll make my Senate votes on my DC layovers between Des Moines and Concord. And if by some miracle I’m not elected president, I’ll always have Kentucky as my back up plan. We’ll do publicly funded town halls to get reacquainted.”

Gray urges Kentuckians to support him for Senate in November. Remember, Kentucky will never have a president unless voters give him a Senate seat as a stepping-stone.”

The press release, as you may have already guessed, is followed by this short message:

“NOTE: April Fools! Unlike Sen. Paul, Jim Gray really does want to be Kentucky’s Senator. He has a proven record of success in the private and public sectors and will focus on creating jobs in every region of Kentucky, not running for president.”

No word on how humorous Senator Rand Paul found the prank.

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