LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear has picked up support from across the aisle in his bid to unseat Governor Matt Bevin.

Louisville Republican Senator Dan Seum announced his support of Beshear Monday morning with a video on social media.

“This is not about partisan politics. This is about who is going to lead this state in the next four years,” Seum says. “Today, we have a governor who has failed miserably in the pension issue and has spent the last year running around the state insulting everyone, including the four teachers in my family.” 

The Bevin campaign is responding to the endorsement.

“If Senator Seum wants to support sanctuary cities and abortion up until the moment of birth, that’s his decision to make,” Campaign Manager Davis Paine said in a statement. “Governor Bevin has been endorsed by President Trump, the NRA, and Kentucky Right to Life.” 

This isn’t the first time Seum has split from party politics, Seum has long been a proponent of recreational and medicinal marijuana, and during the 2019 General Assembly session, he proposed legislation to legalize adult recreational use of cannabis, which drew criticism from Bevin.