FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Attorney General Andy Beshear is welcoming Gov. Matt Bevin’s entry into the 2019 governor’s race with a challenge to release tax information.
Bevin made his bid for re-election official over the weekend at the Lincoln Dinner fundraiser for Kentucky Republicans. He has not confirmed whether Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will rejoin him on the ticket, saying more campaign announcements will come later.
Beshear, a Democrat, formally announced his bid for the office in July. His running mate is Jacqueline Coleman.
On Tuesday, Beshear shared his thoughts on the news saying Bevin needs a change of direction.
“Well my first thoughts are anybody who is willing to release their tax forms for every year they’ve served in office and live up to that level of transparency should and can get into this race but i think there is a cost of entry to the public and that’s full transparency to them. so my hope and my expectations is that this governor will release his last three years of tax returns before officially filing for office.”
Several other Democrats are considering a run, too.