Former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott says he is running for governor.
Scott said Tuesday he will disclose his running mate at his official campaign kickoff next week.
The eastern Kentuckian becomes the third Republican in this year’s wide-open race to succeed Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear.
Other Republicans in the race are state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and former Louisville councilman Hal Heiner. The Democratic hopefuls are state Attorney General Jack Conway and former congressional candidate Geoff Young.
Beshear is in the final year of his second term and can’t serve again because of term limits.
Scott says there’s a lot of hate in politics in both parties. He says he’s running for governor on "hope and promise and good ideas for good government."