Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear could be set to announce his bid for governor in 2019 on Monday.
WHOP and other news agencies received a memo Sunday from the Attorney General’s Office that stated Beshear would make an announcement “concerning the future of Kentucky.”
The Lexington-Herald Leader reports that the event will likely be Beshear making his stake to run as a Democratic candidate for governor, the seat currently held by Republican Governor Matt Bevin.
He’s set to make the first announcement at 9 a.m. in Louisville, which will be followed by a tour of the state the next two days, including in Paducah and Bowling Green.
If Beshear runs for that position, it would leave Hopkinsville Republican Senator Whitney Westerfield without an incumbent opponent in the race for Attorney General.
Several Democrats have talked about the possibility of running a gubernatorial campaign, including Secretary of State Alison Lunder-Grimes, former State Auditor Adam Edelen and House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, although none have committed to the claim.