Kentucky Politics Distilled

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A lot of the political news this week happened Friday as the official field of people running for statewide offices grew. The biggest news: Gov. Matt Bevin finally named his running mate for the 2019 race — and it’s not current Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol.

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Ryland Barton is the Capitol bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio.