Beshear announces candidacy for Governor


Kentucky Attorney General, Andy Beshear, is throwing his hat into the ring for the Governor’s seat. 

This morning Andy Beshear announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2019. He is the first candidate to formally enter the race, as Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has not said whether he will seek re-election. Beshear also announced his Lieutenant Governor would be Jaqueline Coleman.

Beshear says he will travel on a two day tour, making seven stops around the state. His tour began today in Louisville at the African American Heritage Museum. Later on in the day, he will head to Lexington, Pikeville and Ashland. Tomorrow, Beshear will be in Bowling Green at 4 pm to speak in front of Cherry Hall.


Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is set to make an announcement Monday “concerning the future of Kentucky.”

Beshear says he will make seven stops on a two-day tour through the state beginning Monday morning in Louisville.

Beshear, the son of former Gov. Steve Beshear, is considered a possible candidate for governor in 2019. The announcement was sent Sunday through an email address that is not affiliated with the attorney general’s office.

Beshear will make his first stop at the African American Heritage Museum in Louisville at 9 a.m. After that he heads to Lexington, Pikeville and Ashland. On Tuesday he will visit Owensboro, Paducah and Bowling Green.