Kentucky gubernatorial election, 2019

Kentucky gubernatorial election, 2019

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent Governor

Matt Bevin
Republican



The Kentucky gubernatorial election, 2019 will be conducted on November 5 to choose the Governor of Kentucky. Primary elections will occur on May, 21, 2019.[1] Incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin is eligible to run for reelection to a second term. Bevin has announced that he will run for a second term in office. Since the state's constitutional prohibition of governors serving consecutive terms was repealed in 1992, no Republican governor of Kentucky has ever been elected to consecutive terms. The only Republican to run for reelection, Ernie Fletcher, was defeated by Democrat Steve Beshear in 2007.

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Incumbent Attorney General Andy Beshear officially announced his candidacy in the 2019 election on July 9, 2018, becoming the first candidate to declare their candidacy. Beshear’s running mate is Jaqueline Coleman, an Assistant Principal at Nelson County High School and political recruiter.[3][4]

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