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It's a Bevin-Beshear Contest In The Fall

Stu Johnson

Andy Beshear got what he’s been eyeing for some time, a chance to take on Matt Bevin in a race for governor. Neither man had any kind words to say about the other last night, once the results were counted.

Attorney General Andy Beshear began his remarks to his supporters by saying he got more raw votes than Governor Bevin in Tuesday’s Primary.  More than once Beshear spoke about what he feels are negative traits of Bevin. “We were raised better with the bullying we’re seeing in Frankfort.  We were raised better than the name calling we’re seeing in Frankfort.  And when we win on November fifth, we’re going to start acting better than what we’ve seen too,” said Beshear.

Beshear pledged to finally tackle the opioid addiction problem, protect health care for all families, and strengthen public education.

Governor Bevin expressed confidence of winning a second term, saying the differences between him and Beshear will become clear to voters in short order.

Governor Bevin anticipates President Trump to come to Kentucky during the fall campaign.  “He’s a good friend.  He’s a strong supporter.  It’s mutual. I respect the man.  He loves America.  He’s busting his tail to address hard things that need to be discussed.  We have a good relationship.  He will be here.  He made that clear.  I look forward to it.  The people of Kentucky look forward to it,” noted Bevin.

Beshear won his race with 38% of the vote, with long time state representative Rocky Adkins pulling in 34%, former state auditor Adam Edelen 28%, and retired state engineer Geoff Young with 2%.  Governor Bevin garnered just over 50% of the Primary vote with state representative Robert Goforth coming in second with 39%.

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