Will T. Scott took a giant leap in an effort to bring attention to his candidacy for governor of Kentucky: He jumped out of an airplane.

The 67-year-old retired paratrooper took the skydiving trip at the Elizabethtown Airport from about 3,500 feet. He then walked to a lectern and spoke about his plan to help Kentucky veterans.

Scott is a former state Supreme Court justice from eastern Kentucky. His message is getting lost in a crowded Republican primary field that includes a statewide elected official, a former councilman and mayoral candidate from the state's largest city, and a former candidate in one of the country's most watched Senate races.

Scott, a Vietnam War veteran with the 82nd Airborne Division, says that if elected, he plans to help veterans find jobs.