Barren County native Kelly Craft (R) launches her campaign in Glasgow

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Barren County native Kelly Craft kicked off her campaign for Kentucky governor in her hometown of Glasgow tonight.

Craft is a former US Ambassador under former President Donald Trump. She is the latest to join the long list of Republican candidates vying for governor in 2023.

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

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

“She’s well known in this area,” says Craft supporter Donald Gray. “She was an ambassador for Trump. She worked for the United Nations. She did a good job, and she will do a good job for us (Kentuckians). »

Forrest Jones, proponent of the craft, says, “Kelly is a hometown girl. Kelly was born and raised here in Glasgow”, “Kelly has experience with what she has acquired as an ambassador. To be an ambassador to the United Nations is probably more political experience than all the other candidates combined. I mean, it’s no small job and she did a great job in this position.

Although Kelly Craft worked under former President Donald Trump as a US ambassador, Trump has already endorsed Daniel Cameron (R) for the governor’s race.

Craft said in his speech to his supporters: “It is time to bring strong conservative leadership back to Frankfurt. It’s time to restore Kentucky’s promise.

The primary election will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

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