2019 Governor Race

William Woods

  Kentucky's Republican primary for governor is shaping up to be a three-man race.  William Woods of Grant County filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office on Monday.

Edelen Files Paperwork to Raise Money for Governor's Race

Jan 3, 2019
Ryland Barton

Adam Edelen is returning to Kentucky politics, filing paperwork Thursday to begin a campaign for governor three years after he was defeated for re-election as state auditor.

Edelen sent a letter to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance announcing that he intends to raise and spend money as a Democratic candidate for governor. Thursday's filing does not put him on the ballot for the May primary, but it is a strong indication he will run for governor. Edelen did not return a phone call seeking comment, but he plans to make a formal announcement next week.


Speculation that former State Auditor Adam Edelen will run for Kentucky governor continues to grow after the back door to his gubernatorial campaign website was left open on Wednesday.

Courtesy of Rocky Adkins' campaign

Longtime Democratic Kentucky lawmaker Rocky Adkins is touring the commonwealth after launching last week his campaign for governor in 2019. Matt Markgraf sat down with Adkins to talk about what he sees as the biggest issues in Kentucky and what separates him from the other candidates.

LRC Public Information

A former college basketball player who has spent more than three decades in the Kentucky legislature says he will run for governor in 2019, hoping his moderate views will convince rural voters to return to the Democratic party ahead of the 2020 presidential election.