Beshear was one of many Kentucky Democratic officials who were notably absent from Lundergan Grimes' campaign announcement last week, and he confirmed to the Louisville Courier-Journal that he wasn't invited to a meeting of "regional supporters" Lundgeran Grimes held prior to the announcement, to indicate her intentions.

Lundergan Grimes has been criticized by Republicans for the rollout, who saw it as evidence that she's unprepared for the rigors of a high-profile campaign or, ultimately, service in Congress.

According to one report, supporters in attendance at the pre-announcement meeting said Lundergan Grimes seemed undecided even minutes before she made her announcement.

Beshear acknowledged that Lundergan Grimes' team "look[s] like they made a quick decision," adding, "I don't know if they did or not."

“I’m sure they were kind of working out all the details as they went along, but I had already told Alison that if she wanted to run, I was going to be for her," he said.

But Lundergan Grimes' team has insisted the candidate will have a full campaign rollout to come, and along with Beshear, she'll likely be able to count the full force of the Kentucky and national Democratic Parties behind her in her bid to unseat McConnell.