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Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott mulling GOP run for governor


LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott is considering a run for governor in 2015.

Scott told the Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) he will make his decision by early January. If he does decide to run, Scott said he would immediately resign his seat on the state's highest court that he has held since 2004.

The deadline to file for governor is Jan. 27.

The 67-year-old said he has had informal discussions with potential running mates, adding that his pick for lieutenant governor would be "a major factor" in his decision. He said his campaign would be "a ticket of promise" based on ideas he said would improve Kentuckians' lives.

Scott, a Pike County native and Vietnam War veteran, has run unsuccessfully for congress and state attorney general in the past.

Two other Republicans have already declared their candidacy. Former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner announced his candidacy in March and has already aired TV commercials. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer declared his candidacy in September. Former U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin is another potential candidate.

Attorney General Jack Conway and former congressional candidate Geoff Young are both seeking the Democratic nomination.

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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