Election 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear ruled himself out Wednesday as a potential challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the political powerhouse who comes up for re-election in 2014.

Beshear, who challenged McConnell unsuccessfully in 1996, said he expects a credible Democratic candidate to step forward.

"I have no interest in running for that or any other office," he told reporters in a Capitol press conference.