2023 Kentucky gubernatorial election

Election for the governorship of the U.S. state of Kentucky

2023 Kentucky gubernatorial election

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Incumbent Governor

Andy Beshear
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The 2023 Kentucky gubernatorial election will be held on November 7, 2023 to choose the governor and lieutenant governor of Kentucky. Incumbent Democratic Governor Andy Beshear is running for re-election to a second term. The winner of the 2023 gubernatorial election is scheduled to be sworn in on December 12, 2023.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Democratic candidates[a]

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Republican candidates[a]

Publicly expressed interest

Potential

Withdrew

  • Eric Deters, attorney (running as an independent)[11]

Declined

Endorsements

Daniel Cameron
Executive Branch officials
Organizations
Kelly Craft
U.S. Representatives
State legislators
Savannah Maddox
U.S. Representatives
Organizations

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[b]
Margin
of error
Daniel
Cameron
Kelly
Craft
Eric
Deters
Mike
Harmon
Savannah
Maddox
Ryan
Quarles
Other Undecided
co/efficient (R)[A] June 13–14, 2022 974 (LV) ± 3.5% 46% 3% 4% 5% 7% 9% 3% 22%

Independents and other parties

Candidates

Declared

  • Eric Deters, attorney (originally ran as a Republican)[11]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b The images in this gallery are in the public domain or are otherwise free to use. This gallery should not be construed as a list of major or noteworthy candidates. If a candidate is not included in this gallery, it is only because there are no high-quality, copyright-free photographs of them available on the Internet.
  2. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
Partisan clients
  1. ^ This poll was sponsored by Cameron's campaign

References

  1. ^ a b Brammer, Jack (October 1, 2021). "KY Gov. Andy Beshear kicks off re-election bid, will keep Coleman as running mate". Lexington Herald-Leader. McClatchy. Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  2. ^ "Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron Announces Gubernatorial Run". National Review. May 11, 2022. Retrieved May 11, 2022.
  3. ^ Schreiner, Bruce (September 7, 2022). "Trump ambassador Kelly Craft joins Kentucky governor's race". Associated Press. Retrieved September 7, 2022.
  4. ^ "Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Kelly Craft reveals running mate". Yahoo! News. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  5. ^ Sonka, Joe (July 12, 2021). "Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon is running for governor". Courier-Journal. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  6. ^ "State Rep. Savannah Maddox joining Kentucky governor's race". WKYT-TV. June 6, 2022. Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  7. ^ Schreiner, Bruce (April 30, 2022). "GOP's Quarles announces run for Kentucky governor in 2023". Associated Press. Retrieved May 1, 2022.
  8. ^ Sonka, Joe (May 11, 2022). "Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron files to run for governor in 2023". The Courier-Journal. Gannett. Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  9. ^ "NEW DNS REGISTRATIONS - 2021-04-19". Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  10. ^ Williams, Chris (April 16, 2021). "Who might face Gov. Andy Beshear in the next gubernatorial race?". WHAS-TV. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  11. ^ a b Horn, Austin (June 21, 2022). "Cameron's Trump endorsement is a big boost. How are other candidates responding?". Lexington Herald Leader. McClatchy. Retrieved July 18, 2022.
  12. ^ Bacon, Perry (November 7, 2019). "Kentucky May Have Gotten Even More Red This Week". Louisville Eccentric Observer. Louisville Eccentric Observer. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  13. ^ Storm, Nick. "Treasurer Allison Ball Announces Campaign for KY Auditor". www.kentuckyfried.com. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  14. ^ Schreiner, Bruce (August 5, 2021). "US Rep. Comer eyeing House chairmanship, not governorship". Associated Press. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  15. ^ Schreiner, Bruce (September 7, 2022). "Trump ambassador Kelly Craft joins Kentucky governor's race". Associated Press. Retrieved September 7, 2022.
  16. ^ May, Adam (July 8, 2022). "Comer says he'll endorse a GOP gov candidate who hasn't announced yet". Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  17. ^ Horn, Austin (August 6, 2022). "Maddox picks up endorsement; Comer hints at new candidate for governor". Lexington Herald-Leader. Archived from the original on August 7, 2022. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
  18. ^ Schreiner, Bruce (August 18, 2021). "Kentucky elections: Republican state Sen. Max Wise eying possible run for governor". The Courier-Journal. Gannett. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  19. ^ a b "KENTUCKY. St Sen Max Wise (R) announced this week he will NOT run for Governor next year. Instead, Wise endorsed ex-UN Ambassador Kelly Craft (R) in the race … spurring rumors that she in turn will soon name Wise as her LG runningmate".
  20. ^ Horn, Austin (June 16, 2022). "Daniel Cameron scores Trump endorsement in bid for Kentucky governor". Lexington Herald-Leader. McClatchy. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  21. ^ "SBA Pro-Life America's Candidate Fund Endorses Pro-Life Champion Daniel Cameron for Kentucky Governor". June 22, 2022.
  22. ^ Schreiner, Bruce (September 7, 2022). "Trump ambassador Kelly Craft joins Kentucky governor's race". Associated Press. Retrieved September 7, 2022.
  23. ^ Storm, Nick (September 13, 2022). "Kelly Craft Attempts to Nationalize Gubernatorial Race in Campaign Rollout". www.kentuckyfried.com. Retrieved September 14, 2022.
  24. ^ Horn, Austin (August 6, 2022). "Maddox picks up endorsement; Comer hints at new candidate for governor". Lexington Herald-Leader. Archived from the original on August 7, 2022. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
  25. ^ https://www.facebook.com/nagrfb/posts/pfbid0bxzKvPrM8s4tdrwsCx67DEYhQruo6y2tXBS1fbkaaDY4KxNCpQGBWXf7Hoo32sql
  26. ^ "The Republican Liberty Caucus proudly endorses Savannah Maddox for KY Governor. @SavannahLMaddox has been an unwavering liberty warrior in the KY legislature. As Governor, Savannah will continue to fight for personal liberty, smaller government and economic freedom. #RLCendorsed". Twitter. July 13, 2022. Retrieved July 28, 2022.
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