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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Republican state senators are expected to choose their next president Tuesday afternoon.
Both Republican Floor Leader Robert Stivers of Manchester and Independent Sen. Bob Leeper if Paducah are seeking the post.
This is after longtime Senate President David Williams resigned earlier this month to accept a judicial appointment in southern Kentucky.
Gov. Steve Beshear's appointment of Williams was widely seen as a way for the governor to rid himself of a political rival who has blocked initiatives such as expanding gaming for the state's horse tracks.
The winner of Tuesday's vote will officially assume the seat in January.
With Stivers seeking the presidency, his position as floor leader is open. Sen. Damon Thayer of Georgetown and Sen. David Givens of Greensburg are going after that job.
Senate President Pro Tem Katie Kratz Stine is unopposed.