Yesterday, we covered that Gov. Matt Bevin (R) has filed to run for re-election but chose a new running mate, state Sen. Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester). With the 2019 candidate filing deadline occurring today, US Rep. James Comer (R-Tompkinsville), who lost the 2015 statewide Republican gubernatorial primary to Mr. Bevin by just 83 votes and had been openly contemplating running for Governor again, confirmed that he would not oppose Gov. Bevin this year.
Therefore, the Kentucky gubernatorial field appears set. Gov. Bevin will face state Rep. Robert Goforth (R-East Bernstadt) in the Republican primary while Attorney General Andy Beshear, former state Auditor Adam Edelen, and state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins (D-Sandy Hook) are the significant candidates doing battle for the Democratic nomination. The Kentucky primary is set for May 21st. The state does not utilize a run-off system. This year’s general election is scheduled for November 5th.
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