Kentucky lieutenant governor candidate announces pregnancy

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Kentucky Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman look on as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear, left, addresses the media before the Democratic Bean Dinner in Gilbertsville, Ky., Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Coleman says she’s pregnant. With her husband standing by her side, Coleman said Friday night that their baby girl is due in February. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — There’s a new addition to the Democratic ticket in Kentucky: lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Jacqueline Coleman says she’s pregnant.

With her husband standing by her side, Coleman said Friday night that their baby girl is due in February.

Coleman made the announcement during a Democratic dinner on the eve of the Fancy Farm picnic, calling her baby the “newest member of team Beshear-Coleman.”

Coleman is on the ticket with Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear. She and her husband held a onesie with a Beshear campaign logo across the chest.

Coleman is an educator and basketball coach and predicted her baby will be “an awesome shooting guard.”

The candidate for lieutenant governor will get time in the limelight Saturday during stump speeches at the Fancy Farm picnic — Kentucky’s biggest political event.

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