Gov. Beshear Raises $1.3 Mil in First Fundraising Report

Gov. Andy Beshear has raised more than $1 million for his re-election campaign that is still a year away.

The first term incumbent governor raised what his campaign calls a record $1.3 million for a sitting Kentucky governor from 4,437 contributions on the first fundraising report since announcing his re-election campaign three months ago.

“I am grateful for this support from across Kentucky and across party lines,” said Gov. Beshear. “I have worked across the aisle to build a better Kentucky for every family in our commonwealth, and the support we’re seeing from folks everywhere shows that investing in health care and education, creating good-paying jobs in every community and leading with our shared Kentucky values—honesty, decency and transparency—matters to our people.”

Last year, Gov. Beshear also worked with other leaders to raise more than $3.2 million into the Kentucky Democratic Party, according to a news release.

Republican Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon is the lone high profile Republican to file against to represent the GOP in 2023. Other notable potential contenders include Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, former UN Ambassador Kelly Craft, state Rep. Savannah Maddox, state Sen. Max Wise, and Somerset Mayor Alan Keck.