After laying low for months, sources tell me that Owen made a flurry of phone calls over the Thanksgiving weekend, trying to drum up support for his candidacy. Today (Monday, Nov. 27) he's busy trying to find a running mate. He had a meeting with State Treasurer Jonathan Miller today to talk about an Owen-Miller ticket.Additionally, there is this comment from someone wishing to remain anonymous:
And Chandler could be in the middle of trying to help Owen put together a ticket. Remember, Owen was Chandler's running mate in 2003. Chandler may feel some allegiance to a guy who threw thousands of dollars of his own money into a race that was lost.
If Jonathan Miller did meet with Charlie Owen, it does not indicate he is considering running on an Owen-Miller ticket, or even a Miller-Owen ticket.Hebert also reported that Bruce Lunsford will not be a candidate for governor in 2007.
Miller and Jack Conway also met to talk about the governor's race, but neither one would consider running as the other's #2. I would guess neither would want the other as his #2 either.
If I were a betting man, I would put my money on Owen supporting Miller for governor, with someone from western or eastern KY as #2 on the ticket.
Ernie Fletcher officially filed for the governor's race with Robbie Rudolph as his Lt. Governor.
I heard from a highly reliable source that Miller-Conway will likely not happen. I still think that that is our best ticket next to Abramson-Luallen. It's a shame too because I would have a VERY HARD time with having to choose between Jonathan Miller and Jack Conway.