None of Gatewood Galbraith’s three daughters could be reached Wednesday for comment.
Dea Riley, a Frankfort marketing professional who was Gatewood Galbraith’s running mate in their independent campaign for governor and lieutenant governor in 2011, said via email that “there will only ever be one Gatewood Galbraith.”
“To have Gatewood’s name and message prostituted, for the sake to garner political office, is a personal affront to me in that I was not only his running mate but equally his friend and confidant,” Riley said.
She said she hopes that “Mr. Newman understands he has very big shoes to fill in taking on the name of Gatewood Galbraith. I hope he will honor Gatewood accordingly.”
Riley said she thinks Galbraith would be amused. “I can hear him now: ‘I’ll tell the IRS to send him the tax bill,'” Riley said.