Kentucky Ag Commissioner James Comer Files for Governor

Republican James Comer has officially filed to run for Kentucky governor. The first-term agriculture commissioner has been raising money since September along with his running mate, state Senator Chris McDaniel of northern Kentucky.


But, Thursday marked the official start of his 2015 campaign.  Comer says he has big things planned for the state.

“This time next year, Chris and I will present a bold agenda to the members of the General Assembly that will change this state forever in one legislative session," Comer said.

Comer is the second Republican to file for governor, following former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott. Former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner also plans to run but has not officially filed yet.

Attorney General Jack Conway and former congressional candidate Geoff Young are the only Democrats to have filed so far.

Candidates have until 4 p.m. next Tuesday (January 27) to file for statewide office.