UPDATE: Edelen Not Running For Governor In 2015

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By Michael Gossum | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Democrat Adam Edelen has ruled out a run for governor, saying he will instead seek another term as Kentucky's auditor in 2015.

Edelen said Wednesday that a gubernatorial bid would have required "difficult sacrifices" for his family. He said he's not willing to make those sacrifices at this time. Edelen said he appreciates the encouragement he received to enter the governor's race.

Edelen was seen as a potential top contender for the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

WBKO asked him Wednesday, when will it be his turn to run for Governor?

"You'll never hear me say this is my time. I think the public gets to decide when it's a politician's time. What I'm going to continue to do is what I've always done and that is focus on good government. I think good government at the end of the day is good politics and that's going to be my approach," said State Auditor Adam Edelen.

Next year's gubernatorial race will be wide open. Democrat Steve Beshear is in his second term, his last under term limits.

Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway announced his entry into the 2015 governor's race last month.

On the Republican side, former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner has already joined the race.

Several media outlets are reporting State Auditor Adam Edelen is not running for Governor in 2015.

He had widely been considered a possible candidate on the democratic ticket.

Attorney General Jack Conway is already in the race on the democratic side and Louisville businessman Hal Heiner is in the race on the republican side.

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is also a possible candidate for the state's top position.

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