LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's former state auditor has officially declared his candidacy for governor.
Adam Edelen made the announcement on Monday in Lexington with running mate Gill Holland, a Louisville businessman and developer. Edelen is the fourth Democrat to declare for the race, setting up a spirited campaign season ahead of the May 21 primary. The winner will likely face Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, who has said he will seek a second term.
Edelen said he wants to build a modern Kentucky, declaring "climate change is real" and saying the state can produce thousands of jobs by investing in renewable energy sources.