Former Kentucky AG says he'll challenge House speaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Former Attorney General Greg Stumbo says he'll challenge to become the Kentucky House speaker when the General Assembly returns in January.

Stumbo says he's sending out letters and a questionnaire to fellow House lawmakers this week on it. The Prestonsburg Democrat says he believes a "majority of members" both Republicans and Democrats feel like they need a change from current House Speaker Jody Richards, a Bowling Green Democrat.

Richards did not return a call to his office seeking comment.

Stumbo is a former House majority floor leader who returned to his House seat earlier this year.

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