The only announced Democrat in the 2019 Kentucky governor’s race says his vision for the Commonwealth remains the same, no matter how the field shapes up. Attorney General Andy Beshear made his remarks during a stop in Lexington today for a mail scam awareness event.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports unsuccessful congressional candidate Amy McGrath’s campaign manager Mark Nickolas has said he thinks the retired marine fighter pilot should run for governor. Beshear was asked for his thoughts. “Well I think Amy has just run a long, hard fought, race. And she should get the time and the space to decide her own future.”
Beshear says his vision is to lead Kentucky, prioritizing public education, fighting the drug epidemic, creating jobs, and restoring decency.
Also mentioned as possible democratic candidates for governor are House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, former state auditor Adam Edelen, and State Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Governor Bevin has announced his intention to seek re-election.