Jackie Green drops out of mayoral race, endorses Fischer - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Jackie Green drops out of mayoral race, endorses Fischer

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Independent candidate Jackie Green Independent candidate Jackie Green
Democratic candidate Greg Fischer Democratic candidate Greg Fischer
Republican candidate Hal Heiner Republican candidate Hal Heiner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- And then there were two, a candidate for Louisville's next mayor calls it quits. Independent Jackie Green is dropping out of the race and plans to endorse Democrat Greg Fischer.

Green is behind in the polls, but tells Fox 41, this is not about advancing any political agenda, he says it's about the future of Louisville.

Green is not taking a cabinet position with Fischer but plans to help consult him on his Office of Sustainability - should he win.

Jackie Green says he will still be critical of Fischer if he needs to be. But according to Green, both candidates weren't for him pulling out of the race.

"The Heiner camp was not interested in my pulling out. The Fischer camp was interested and that's not the only, but any stretch of the imagination, factor in making this decision. Greg's platform and my platform are closer," said Jackie Green, (I) former mayoral candidate.

Fischer is running against Republican Hal Heiner to be Louisville's next mayor.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Independent candidate Jackie Green is dropping out of the race to be Louisville's next mayor and plans to endorse Democrat Greg Fischer.

Green told Fox 41 it is not about advancing any political agenda, he says this is about the future of the city. Green plans to help consult Fischer on his Office of Sustainability, which Fischer says will be a part of his administration.

Green has made a strong point during the race to the push for more public transit and the preservation of family farms. Jackie Green says he will still be critical of Fischer if he needs to be.

Joe Burgan, a spokesman for Hal Heiner, told Fox 41 thinks that this helps Hal Heiner. Adding that Fischer will, "do anything, say anything, promise anything to win. I think it helps us."

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