KENTUCKY — Kelly Craft (R) served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2019 to 2021. And before that, she was appointed as the U.S. ambassador to Canada from 2017 to 2019, the first woman to hold the office

The 2023 Republican gubernatorial primary candidate recently sat down for a interview with Spectrum News 1’s Mario Anderson to discuss her "Kitchen Table Tour" campaign and what sets her apart in the crowded GOP gubernatorial primary.

Craft also shares her plan to dismantle the Kentucky Department of Education if elected as governor, and details how she would help grow Kentucky's economy and address the opioid epidemic.

In total, 15 candidates filed with the Secretary of State's office to run for governor: 12 Republicans and 3 Democrats, including incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear.

Craft has led the field in fundraising totals among her fellow GOP candidates, according to campaign finance filings, but in order to clinch the nomination for the November General Elections, she'll have to clear the GOP primary, which will be held Tuesday, May 16.

You can watch Craft's interview with Mario Anderson in the player above.