UPDATE: Ex-Kentucky House speaker to run for re-election

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -Kentucky’s former GOP House speaker who resigned his leadership position after acknowledging he signed a secret sexual harassment settlement says he intends to run for re-election to his House seat.

Jeff Hoover told WHAS-TV on Tuesday that he feels the best he has in 10 years. He said he intends to run for re-election this year. Hoover has not yet filed his paperwork to do so, according to the Secretary of State’s website.

Although he resigned from his House leadership post, he remains a House member. Eight Republican House members are seeking to have him expelled.

Hoover was one of four Republican lawmakers to sign the settlement. However, he is the only one facing possible removal from the House. At least one of those other lawmakers, Bowling Green Rep. Jim DeCesare, has said he will not seek re-election.


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