Adam Edelen files paperwork to raise money for governor's race

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky auditor has filed paperwork to raise money for the 2019 governor's race.

Adam Edelen filed a letter of intent with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Thursday. Edelen has not officially filed as a candidate, but Thursday's filing is an indication he will run for governor. Edelen did not return a phone call seeking comment.

Edelen was elected state auditor in 2011. He ran for re-election in 2015 but lost to Republican Mike Harmon.

Edelen's running mate is Gill Holland, a businessman who lost a close race for the Louisville Metro Council in 2016.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has said he will run for re-election. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear and state House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins have already announced their campaigns.

"I look forward to having a healthy debate on the important issues of Kentucky. I love competition. I'm a former athlete, point guard, Morehead State University, so primaries being competitive I think are good things," said Adkins on Thursday.

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