A pair of lawmakers are offering comments on their gubernatorial ambitions in the coming cycles.
Democratic attorney general Jack Conway — who ran the “Aqua Buddha” ad against Rand Paul back in 2010, attempting to make his opponent look like an insane cultist — says he’s seriously thinking of running for governor of Kentucky in 2015. Incumbent governor Steve Beshear, a Democrat, is term-limited.
And then the fate of immigration reform in Congress may shape whether Idaho sees a contested GOP gubernatorial primary:
Republican Rep. Raul Labrador says he’s waiting to measure the prospects of reforming immigration law in Congress before determining whether to shift gears and run for governor in 2014. GOP Gov. Butch Otter has said he is running for a third term, but has made no formal announcement.
And then there’s the White House party-crasher, Tareq Salahi, trying to get attention in Virginia by running for governor.