Colmon Elridge bows out of 2019 speculation

07/23/2018 10:21 AM

Democrat Colmon Elridge, the former executive assistant to Gov. Steve Beshear, is pulling out of speculation surrounding 2019 statewide races.

Elridge told Pure Politics on Sunday night that he would not be a candidate for governor in 2019, or any other statewide constitutional office.

In a statement sent Monday, Elridge said there will be no shortage of candidates seeking office in 2019 that will support his values, and issues the state must confront.

“I see in Democratic and Republican candidates throughout Kentucky, and across the nation, a desire to bring people together and to make our Commonwealth and our Country better for our children,” he wrote. “That is the political process I love and that I will always fight to be a part of.”

Elridge said he would continue to be part of the process, but at this time is choosing to focus on his work and his family.

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