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Somerset mayor joining crowded GOP primary field for Kentucky Governor

City of Somerset

The mayor of Somerset is joining an already crowded field of Republican candidates for Kentucky governor.

Alan Keck is holding an event Monday night at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Somerset where he’s officially announcing his candidacy.

But a gubernatorial campaign website for Keck is already online.

Keck was re-elected to a second term as Somerset mayor in the mid-term elections
held earlier this month.

He’ll join a list of at least eleven other Republican candidates who have so far
entered the race to unseat Democratic incumbent governor Andy Beshear.

Some of the other Republicans already in the race are Attorney General Daniel
Cameron; former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft; state Rep. Savannah Maddox; and Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.

The primary election will be held in May.

This story has been updated.

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