Matt Bevin files to run for Governor - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Matt Bevin files to run for Governor

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Matt Bevin filed the paperwork in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Lawrence Smith) Matt Bevin filed the paperwork in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Lawrence Smith)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- Matt Bevin is officially entered in the race for Kentucky Governor.

Bevin filed the paperwork in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon.

Bevin was Mitch McConnell's Republican challenger in the primary election for U.S. Senate, McConnell won the nomination and re-election to the Senate against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. 

Back in September, when many believed Bevin would run -- but before he made the official announcement -- he told WDRB that a big factor in his his decision was whether whether he believes the announced candidates, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and former Metro Councilman Hal Heiner, are up to the job.

"There are hard decisions that are going to have to be made," Bevin told WDRB's Lawrence Smith in September. "So, if I don't believe that people can or will make the decisions that need to be made, then I'll consider stepping into this race," Bevin said.

Tuesday was the last day to file paperwork to run for governor in Kentucky.

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