The early favorite in the Democratic primary
is Andy Beshear, the state’s attorney general and son of a former two-term governor who has touted a run of successful lawsuits against Bevin. Adam Edelen, a former state auditor turned solar-energy entrepreneur, and House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, who has emphasized his ability to win rural voters, are also running. Adkins, an antiabortion Democrat, backed a “heartbeat bill” that would ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
The May 21 primary will decide the marquee matchup in November.