Gov. Beshear officially announces run for re-election
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT/AP) - Gov. Andy Beshear is officially running for re-election.
The governor announced on social media Friday morning that he had filed the initial paperwork to run for re-election in 2023.
It comes in the same week he landed a record-shattering economic development project putting Kentucky at the forefront of the green energy movement.
On Monday, Ford announced it will build twin battery plants at Glendale, Kentucky, in a joint venture with its battery partner to power the automaker’s next generation of electric vehicles.
Beshear’s re-election run will be tied to his aggressive actions to combat COVID-19.
Several Republicans are lining up for expected bids to unseat Beshear in 2023. So far, State Auditor Mike Harmon is the only Republican to officially announce a run for governor.
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