FILE – In this Nov 3, 2015 file photo, Democratic candidate for State Auditor Adam Edelen speaks to his supporters at the Kentucky Democratic Party event at the Frankfort Convention Center on election day in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo | David Stephenson, File)

Former Kentucky Auditor Files Paperwork To Raise Money For Governor’s Race

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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.

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.