With the January 29th candidate filing deadline fast approaching for the 2019 Kentucky Governor’s campaign, a great deal of political attention is being paid to the state. Last week, US Rep. James Comer (R-Tompkinsville), who lost to current Gov. Matt Bevin (R) by just 83 votes in the 2015 Republican primary, said he would have interest in running for Governor if the incumbent decided not to run.
Since then, Gov. Bevin has made it clear that he intends to seek re-election, and now Rep. Comer appears to be changing his tune. Yesterday, the Congressman said that he may consider challenging the Governor now that he fully understands the precarious political position encompassing Mr. Bevin.
State Rep. Robert Goforth (R-East Bernstadt) has already announced his Republican primary challenge to the Governor. The Democratic field features Attorney General Andy Beshear, former state Auditor Adam Edelin, and state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins (D-Sandy Hook).
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