Congressman Guthrie Announces Re-election Bid, Won't Run for Governor

Jul 16, 2013

Brett Guthrie was first elected to Congress in 2008.

Kentucky's 2nd District Congressman announced Tuesday that he will run not run for governor in 2015. 

Republican Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green will instead seek re-election to the U.S. House. 

“I am not running for any state office in 2015, although I was humbled by the number of people who asked me to run for Governor,” Guthrie said. “I went to Washington solve big problems and to leave a better America behind for the next generation. I’ve spent every day doing that and I feel that my time and energy is best spent on solving the big financial and economic problems we face as a nation,” Guthrie said.

Guthrie made his intentions known in a press release, which stated he has raised more than $1 million for his re-election campaign.  Guthrie is currently in his third term in the U.S. House.