Candidates on this year’s ballot and some who will likely be on next year’s in some capacity have confirmed their attendance for this year’s Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County.
Organizers have invited Governor Matt Bevin to speak, but say he has not yet confirmed he’s going to attend. He will likely be on the 2019 ballot seeking reelection and two of the Democrats rumored to be considering a run for the state’s top office have confirmed they will be at Fancy Farm on Saturday, August 4th.
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is completing her second term in that office and is a potential gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Andy Beshear could also challenge Bevin and will be at Fancy Farm.
Other Democrats thought to be considering a run include former auditor Adam Edelen and House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins.
Congressman James Comer will speak at Fancy Farm, as will his opponent in this November’s election—Democrat Paul Walker of Murray.
Auditor Mike Harmon and state Senator Stan Humphries of Cadiz have also confirmed their attendance.
Ag. Commissioner Ryan Quarles will emcee this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic—one of the country’s most notorious political season kickoff events.