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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Candidate died in 2012, but his name could appear on the 2015 ballot

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Candidate died in 2012, but his name could appear on the 2015 ballot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Perennial candidate Gatewood Galbraith died in 2012, but that might not stop his name from appearing on the 2015 ballot for Kentucky governor. No, he’s not running from beyond the grave. Sixty-eight-year-old Terrill Wayne Newman of Pulaski County legally changed his name on Tuesday to Gatewood Galbraith before filing paperwork Wednesday […]

Candidate died in 2012, but his name could appear on the 2015 ballot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Perennial candidate Gatewood Galbraith died in 2012, but that might not stop his name from appearing on the 2015 ballot for Kentucky governor.

No, he’s not running from beyond the grave.

Sixty-eight-year-old Terrill Wayne Newman of Pulaski County legally changed his name on Tuesday to Gatewood Galbraith before filing paperwork Wednesday to run as an independent for the state’s highest office.

The Secretary of State’s office says independent candidates must obtain 5,000 signatures from registered voters by Aug. 11 to get their names on the general election ballot.

Newman told the Lexington Herald-Leader he doesn’t expect to be elected but, “I sure do hope this warms Gatewood’s grave.”

Galbraith ran for governor five times and gained a following for his wit and his stances on legalizing hemp and marijuana.

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