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Hubbard files letter of intent to seek Winters' Ky. Senate seat

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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 8:52 pm

Former state senator and U.S.  Rep. Carroll Hubbard has filed a letter of intent with the Kentucky Board of Elections to run for the First District Kentucky Senate seat now held by Sen. Ken Winters.

Hubbard, D-Mayfield, challenged Winters, R-Murray, for the seat in 2008. He said in a letter to supporters that he believes he will have a better chance of winning the seat in 2012 because too many voters were voting a straight GOP ticket during the presidential race in support of Sen. John McCain, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield three years ago.

Hubbard defeated his opponent in the May Primary in 2008, but was defeated by Winters in the November General Election by about 4,200 votes among voters in the district’s seven counties; Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Lyon and Trigg counties.

“I am again, and for the final time at age 74, a candidate for public office,” Hubbard said.

Hubbard says he is in excellent health. He says he has already begun fundraising.

At age 30, Hubbard was elected to the office in 1967 and re-elected in 1971. Afterward he was elected to Congress where he served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the First Congressional District from 1975 to 1993.

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