Andy Beshear Expected to Announce Run for Governor

Jul 9, 2018

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Attorney General Andy Beshear will launch a run for Kentucky governor this week and his running mate will be an assistant high school principal and political recruiter. The Democrat has a deep rivalry with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Beshear sent out a press release on Sunday promoting a series of speaking events across the state on Monday and Tuesday in order to make an “announcement concerning future of Kentucky.” 

Metadata on Beshear’s campaign website suggests that Beshear’s running mate will be Jacqueline Coleman, an assistant principal at Nelson County High School. 

Public education and the state’s ailing public pension systems will likely be contentious topics during the governor’s race after teachers and other state workers descended on the state Capitol earlier this year to protest changes to pension benefits and call for more education funding. 

Beshear will be the first to announce a bid for governor ahead of the 2019 election cycle. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin hasn’t said whether he’ll run for re-election.