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Democratic Gubernatorial Hopeful Edelen Bringing 'Ask Adam' Tour to Bowling Green

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One of Kentucky’s Democratic candidates for governor will lay out his vision for the state before an audience in Bowling Green on Friday evening. 

Adam Edelen is holding a public forum to talk about his campaign platform that includes making the bluegrass state competitive in a modern economy.

"We've got to get broadband to every community in Kentucky," Edelen told WKU Public Radio. "We got to embrace renewable energy as part of our energy portfolio in order to be attractive to recruiting and developing new companies in Kentucky."

Edelen is a Lexington businessman and former state auditor. Though he’s been out of politics since 2016, Edelen sees that as an advantage and touts his outsider’s perspective. 

He says he’s open to expanded gaming and medical marijuana to funded critical components of state government like education and pensions. 

Edelen is holding a town hall meeting in Bowling Green on Friday at Western Kentucky University. The public event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Augenstein Alumni Center. 

Attorney General Andy Beshear, House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, and Geoff Young are also seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. 

On the Republican side, State Representative Robert Goforth, Ike Lawrence, and William Woods are challenging incumbent Governor Matt Bevin.

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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