Gov. Matt Bevin (R), working to overcome poor approval ratings as he heads into a 2019 re-election campaign, has now officially filed for re-election. Speculation was rampant that the Governor would not file even though he said publicly on several occasions that he would be a candidate.
As Gov. Bevin had indicated, the delay in filing was due to his consideration of changing running mates, a decision that he decided to make. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will not be Gov. Bevin’s choice to continue in her current position should he win re-election. His new running mate is state Sen. Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester).
Now, attention turns to US Rep. James Comer (R-Tompkinsville). He has been considering again running for Governor but must decide by tomorrow’s candidate filing deadline. He originally said he would not oppose Gov. Bevin, but recent comments suggest that he is considering changing his mind. Mr. Comer, before his election to Congress, lost the 2015 statewide Republican gubernatorial primary to Mr. Bevin by just 83 votes.
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