Former Alderwoman and Metro Councilwoman Denise Bentley has resigned from Democratic Councilman Jim King’s campaign for mayor of Louisville.

WHAS-11 has this:

“Citing professional, philosophical, and ethical differences,” former Metro Councilwoman and Louisville Alderwoman Denise Bentley resigned from the Jim King campaign Tuesday.

In a telephone interview late Tuesday afternoon, Bentley said she would not yet divulge what “ethical” differences she has with the King campaign, but she said that the primary motivation in her resignation was that King was “not as committed to African-American community as I expected.”

The King campaign declined comment, except to say that it wishes Bentley well in the future.

Bentley’s apparent role in the King campaign was to help King make inroads in the African American community.  In the WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass poll released Tuesday, King claimed 13% of African-American Democrat support in the primary, up five points since the poll one month ago.

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