Thursday, March 22, 2001

Forgy here to boost Deters

Money raised for May 2002 primary

By Patrick Crowley
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        FORT MITCHELL — A former Republican gubernatorial candidate will help Kenton County attorney candidate Eric Deters raise campaign money tonight.

        Larry Forgy, a Lexington lawyer who twice ran for governor, will be the featured speaker at Mr. Deters' fund-raiser, set for 5 to 7 p.m. at the Drawbridge Inn.

        Mr. Forgy most recently ran for governor in 1995 when he lost to Democrat Paul Patton. He also sought a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court last year.

        Despite his performance in elections, Mr. Forgy remains a popular speaker at GOP events. Mr. Deters is hoping to parlay that popularity into at least $5,000 for his campaign.

        “We're getting a great response and should have about 100 people for the event,” said Hayes Robertson, Mr. Deters' campaign manager.

        “Larry Forgy is popular with Republicans in Northern Kentucky, and he's proving to be a good draw,” Mr. Robertson said.

        There is no set contribution, but the campaign expects to average about $50 a donor based on some early checks and commitments it has received.

        Mr. Deters has raised nearly $50,000 for his campaign. He is challenging incumbent county attorney Garry Edmondson in the May 2002 GOP primary.

        Mr. Edmondson also had a cam paign fund-raiser scheduled this week, but it is not clear whether the event was held. Mr. Edmondson did not return a phone call to comment.

        Mr. Edmondson has served two terms but was elected each time as a Democrat. He switched parties and became a Republican in January.


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