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Trump ambassador Kelly Craft officially files for 2023 Kentucky governor race

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Jan 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-05 12:18:55-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft has officially entered the running for Kentucky governor after filing her paperwork Thursday morning at the Capitol.

In September, Craft officially launched her campaign for governor.

"Dear Kentuckians, My name is Kelly Craft. I am running for Governor of the great Commonwealth of Kentucky," she said in an open letter on her website.

Craft joins a crowded lineup of Republicans—including Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron, Somerset mayor Alan Keck, and Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles—competing to challenge Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear.

Craft has spent years developing connections within the GOP and she served as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Canada and the United Nations.