Former GOP governor punks reporters, walks out of state Capitol after speech teasing re-election run
Former Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin pulled a fast one on reporters last week by teasing another run for governor during a speech at the state’s Capitol before oddly walking out and driving away rather than filing as a candidate.
Bevin showed up to the state Capitol in Frankfort Friday afternoon ahead of the 4:00 p.m. ET filing deadline to run for governor after hinting he would be jumping into the already crowded Republican field of candidates looking to unseat Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in the off-year election.
“A beautiful day dawning In Kentucky… Make it a great day!” Bevin said in a Friday morning tweet.
“At 2:45pm in the Capitol rotunda (primarily for space reasons and because some of you are probably tired of sitting on the floor outside the SOS office [smiling emoji]), I will share a few thoughts before proceeding down the hall…,” he added in a second tweet later in the day, hinting he would be going “down the hall” to file election paperwork.
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After arriving at the Capitol, Bevin addressed the reporters and state legislators gathered in the rotunda for his speech, which lasted a little…
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