Republican Matt Bevin files for Kentucky governor
Former U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin has filed to run in the Republican primary for Kentucky governor.
Bevin, a Louisville businessman, said in a statement Tuesday that his running mate, Jenean Hampton, would be the first black female lieutenant governor in Kentucky history.
Hampton served in the U.S. military, including a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War.
The tea party-backed Bevin lost last year’s primary to incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Candidates have until 4 p.m. to file for one of six statewide offices that are on the ballot in 2015.