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U.S. Representative James Comer Says He Will Not Run For Kentucky Governor

Posted at 10:17 PM, Jan 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-27 22:17:27-05

(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.”

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.