Barren County native, Kelly Craft, kicks off Governor campaign in Glasgow

Kelly Craft (R) throws her hat in the ring for Governor
Published: Sep. 13, 2022 at 10:56 PM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Barren County Native, Kelly Craft, kicked off her campaign for Governor of Kentucky in her hometown of Glasgow Tuesday night.

Craft is a former U.S. Ambassador under former President Donald Trump. She is the latest to join the long list of Republican candidates running for Governor in 2023.

She joins the likes of Attorney General Daniel Cameron, State Representative Savannah Maddox, and Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, Ryan Quarles.

Some Craft supporters say that she is exactly what the state of Kentucky needs right now, and is the perfect choice for the next Governor of the Commonwealth because of the experience she possesses.

“She is well known in this area,” said Craft supporter Donald Gray. “She has been an ambassador for Trump. She worked for the United Nations. She has done a good job, and she will do a good job for us (Kentuckians).”

“Kelly is a hometown girl. Kelly was born and raised here in Glasgow,” “Kelly has experience with what she gained as an ambassador. Being an ambassador to the United Nations” said Craft supporter Forrest Jones. “That is probably more experience politically than all of the other candidates combined have. I mean, that is not a small job and she did an excellent job in that position.”

Although Craft worked under former President Donald Trump as a U.S. Ambassador, Trump has already endorsed Cameron for the Governor’s race.

“It is time to bring strong conservative leadership back to Frankfort. It is time to restore the promise of Kentucky,” Craft said.

The primary election is on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

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