Bevin administration fires Lt. Gov. Hampton’s chief of staff. She wants him rehired.


Despite opposition from Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has fired her chief of staff, Steve Knipper.

Knipper, who filed last week as a Republican candidate in this year’s race for secretary of state, said Wednesday that he was notified Tuesday in a letter from the Finance and Administration Cabinet that his job was being “terminated without cause.”

The letter prompted Hampton, whom Bevin announced last Friday would not be his running mate this year in his re-election bid, to file a document with the secretary of state’s office, saying she is appointing Knipper “as my chief of staff.”

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