February 11, 2016

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Galbraith visits here in quest to get on AG ballot this fall

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 27, 2003

The man who has called the play-by-play for outhouses races at the Great Outhouse Blowout at historic Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch in past autumns was in historic Frankfort Friday evening preparing for another fall race.

Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith was at The Downtowner bar, and walking through the pedestrian block of St. Clair Street and on the grounds of the Old Capitol collecting signatures to get on the Kentucky November election ballot as an Independent candidate for attorney general.

Name recognition won’t be a problem, says Galbraith, 56, who is known throughout Kentucky just by Gatewood. He said his signature-collection campaign began July 3 and he has until Aug. 12 to turn in 5,000 signatures of registered voters to the secretary of state.

Sacre Bleu was performing on stage at the bi-weekly downtown concert Friday night on the Old Capitol grounds while Galbraith wove his way through people standing, sitting in lawn chairs or on blankets or the stone wall by the sidewalk on Broadway.

He said he had picked up about 200 signatures in an hour-and-a half.