The minority floor leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives has filed paperwork to raise money for a campaign for governor, setting up a potentially spirited Democratic primary to challenge Republican incumbent Matt Bevin.
State Rep. Rocky Adkins and running mate Stephanie Horne are listed on the website of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance for the May 21, 2019, primary.
Adkins is scheduled to make a "special announcement" on Wednesday in Morehead, Kentucky.
Through a spokeswoman, Adkins declined to comment. Adkins has been in the state legislature since 1987.
Horne is a real estate attorney and member of the Jefferson County Board of Education. She did not run for re-election in 2018.
Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear launched his campaign for governor in July.