Galbraith officially enters governor's race

One of Kentucky's best-known political figures, Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith, entered the governor's race Thursday, saying voters fed up with partisan bickering need an independent candidate to end political gridlock.

In his trademark straw-colored hat and blue suit, Galbraith filed petitions to run as an independent against Democratic Governor Steve Beshear and Republican challenger David Williams.

The perennial candidate, who lost his last four races for governor, has been courting tea party voters and some see him as a potential spoiler if the race tightens before the November 8th election.

Secretary of State Elaine Walker said her office had reviewed Galbraith's petitions, which bear more than 7,000 signatures, and certified his candidacy Thursday afternoon.

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