Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET
The day after the suicide of Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson, his widow announced that she plans to run for his seat.
"Dan is gone but the story of his life is far from over," Rebecca Johnson said in a statement Thursday to multiple news outlets. "These high-tech lynchings based on lies and half-truths can't be allowed to win the day. I've been fighting behind my husband for 30 years and his fight will go on."