(LEX 18) – U.S. Representative James Comer (R) has made it official that he will not run for governor.
In a statement released on Sunday night on Twitter Comer says in part: “I had zero desire to run against a multi-millionaire incumbent governor in a primary regardless of how unpopular he was.”
My statement regarding the 2019 Kentucky Governor Race ahead of the Tuesday filing deadline: pic.twitter.com/Vms9aZ5Bsm
— James Comer (@KYComer) January 28, 2019
Comer also says he wishes the governor the best of luck in the future and hopes he is successful. He wrote that he loves Kentucky and its people, and that he is heartbroken over the divide in the state.
On Friday Governor Bevin announced he will run for a second term.