A quick update
We want to update a recent story with some news about an election filing.
The public official referenced in the story filed for re-election to their current office, rather than the higher office they were rumored to be seeking. The incumbent in that higher office also filed for re-election. We're told the incumbent wants to serve one more term and then will retire, after which the lower-level official who is Steve Beshear's patronage person in that particular community will seek the higher office.
We're not ready to say we were wrong in what we reported, but perhaps just a few years premature. The use of patronage to line up votes is still going on, our sources tell us.