Kelly Craft, an ambassador under former President Donald Trump, is joining the fleet of Republican candidates trying to flip the Kentucky governorship in 2023.
Craft announced Wednesday that she is launching a bid for governor, becoming the fifth GOP candidate vying to block Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear from a second term. Trump appointed her as the U.S. ambassador to Canada in 2017, and in 2019, she replaced Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations.
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“I’m running for governor because I know our best days are ahead of us,” Craft said in a statement. “This movement is for all of us who still believe that we can lead in education, that government doesn’t get a seat at our kitchen table and that our kids should grow up in safe…