Andy Beshear Kicks Off Gubernatorial Campaign

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The race for the Kentucky governor's office has its first participant.

In an announcement that was far from a surprise, Attorney General Andy Beshear became the first Democrat to enter the 2019 race for governor.

 In his announcement, Beshear touted a platform the supports public schools, teachers, expanding gaming and putting medical marijuana on the ballot for the people to decide.

His focus on the teachers carries over to his running mate, Mercer County educator Jacqueline Coleman. Coleman is not a political rookie, having lost a statehouse race in 2014.

Republican incumbent Matt Bevin has not yet confirmed he will run for re-election and no other Republicans have indicated any interest in running.

In a statement on his personal Twitter account @MattBevin , Bevin reacted to the Beshear announcement with this statement:

"For those Kentuckians who did not get enough corruption, self-dealing, embezzlement and bribery during the 8 corrupt years of Governor Steve Beshear, his son, Andy, is now offering a chance for 4 more years of the same."

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