FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has set a blistering fundraising pace since launching his 2023 reelection bid. His campaign said Monday the Democratic governor raised $1.3 million in the final three months of 2021. His campaign calls it the strongest initial fundraising figure posted by an incumbent Kentucky governor. Beshear is stockpiling campaign cash in preparation for a tough campaign in a state dominated by Republicans eager to win back the governorship. Beshear has been in crisis management most of his term. The COVID-19 pandemic hit about three months after he took office. Last month, tornadoes devastated parts of western Kentucky.