Republican Robert Goforth announces run for Kentucky governor

Republican Robert Goforth announces run for Kentucky governor
Robert Goforth (Source: LRC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Another Republican has thrown his name into the race for Kentucky governor.

Republican State Representative Robert Goforth, of East Bernstadt, announced he would run on Tuesday in London, Kentucky.

“I am not a New England transplant using the people of Kentucky to feed my ego or audition for a job in Washington, D.C. Rather, I empathize with millions of my fellow Kentuckians. I understand and I respect you because I am you. I believe Kentucky deserves a governor who is one of us,” Goforth was quoted in a press release. “We need a governor who listens more than he lectures; who leads more than he lambasts. Our Commonwealth needs a chief executive who is a conservative molded not by New England and Wall Street but by Kentucky and Main Street.”

Goforth selected Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan as his running mate.

Current governor Matt Bevin, Attorney general Andy Beshear, Rep. Rocky Adkins, Adam Edelen and Geoff Young have also announced their candidacy.

The election will take place on Nov. 5, 2019.

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