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Former Kentucky auditor files paperwork to raise money for governor's race

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Posted at 12:47 PM, Jan 03, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky auditor has filed paperwork to raise money for the 2019 governor's race.

Adam Edelen filed a letter of intent with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Thursday. Edelen has not officially filed as a candidate, but Thursday's filing is an indication he will run for governor. Edelen did not return a phone call seeking comment.

Edelen was elected state auditor in 2011. He ran for re-election in 2015 but lost to Republican Mike Harmon.

Edelen's running mate is Gill Holland, a businessman who lost a close race for the Louisville Metro Council in 2016. A website has also been created under Adam Edelen’s name, but there is no information on the page at this time.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has said he will run for re-election. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear and state House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins have already announced their campaigns.