Gov. Beshear officially announces run for re-election

Gov. Andy Beshear gives a COVID-19 update.
Gov. Andy Beshear gives a COVID-19 update.(Governor Andy Beshear/Facebook)
Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 10:04 AM EDT
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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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