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How are our gubernatorial candidates commemorating MLK Day?

What do our candidates for governor have to say about Dr. King on this day that honors him?

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Here at the end of the day honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I thought it would be interesting to see how our various candidates for governor commemorated the day and the man.

As of 6:00 p.m. (EST) today, eight candidates have taken the time to post something about Dr. King. Three have social media accounts, but did not post, and four do not have a social media presence or website that could be found.


Governor Andy Beshear (D)


Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R)


Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles (R)


Kelly Craft (R)


Eric Deters (R)


Alan Keck (R)


David Cooper (R)


Robbie Smith (R)


The Others

The following candidates did not post on social media today about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

  • Geoff Young (D)
  • Mike Harmon (R)
  • Johnny Ray Rice (R)


These candidates have neither a website nor social media (that could be found):

  • Peppy Martin (D)
  • Jacob Clark (R)
  • Bob DeVore (R)
  • Dennis Ray Ormerod (R)

If you know of other candidates’ websites, please comment below, or let us know. Thanks!

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Trent Garrison

Trent Garrison grew up in southeastern Kentucky, and attended EKU and got his Ph.D. at UK. After working in state government, he attended graduate school at KSU. (Read more on the Contributors page.)

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