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Spainhour to run for senate

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By The Staff

SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Local attorney John Spainhour made official what most expected -- he confirmed his run for the 20th District state Senate seat.

Spainhour announced previously that he was exploring the possibility due to the need to have a Bullitt Countian serve in the Senate for the first time in 40 years.

He also felt it was important that since redistricting of House and Senate boundaries would be done during the next term that Bullitt County needed representation in the Senate.

The Democrat has one announced opponent -- David Eaton of Shelbyville. Incumbent Gary Tapp will not run for re-election and has endorsed GOP member Phil Hornback of Shelby Count in the 2010 race.