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Wed May 22, 2019, 07:23 AM

Matt Bevin, Andy Beshear set for Kentucky clash

Source: Politico

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will face Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear in a closely watched general election this November after both men won competitive primaries Tuesday.

Beshear, the son of former Gov. Steve Beshear, prevailed over two main challengers for the Democratic nomination: state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins and former state Auditor Adam Edelen. When The Associated Press called the race, Andy Beshear had 38 percent of the vote, Adkins was at 32 percent and Edelen had 28 percent.

Adkins, a conservative Democrat who opposes abortion rights, ran up big margins in rural counties in Eastern Kentucky, his political base. But he had little support in the Democratic-leaning cities of Louisville and Lexington, and Beshear ran stronger in rural counties in Western Kentucky, too.

Beshear was the front-runner for much of the primary, but he found himself battling off attacks from a pro-Edelen super PAC about his tenure as attorney general and had to watch both his left and right flanks on topics like contraception.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/21/beshear-to-face-bevin-in-kentucky-governors-race-1338125

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 09:15 AM

1. Whatever happens there in November

could serve as a bellweather for Turtle's chances in 2020.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:08 AM

2. Beshear has my vote

Although Adkins ran some funny ads featuring his dad.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:42 AM

3. Not Adkins

Adkins was the bluegrass pickin' candidate. Edelen's dad was the one featured in those funny ads. I'm Kentuckian and supported Edelen.

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Response to negoldie (Reply #3)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:44 AM

4. Sorry

My bad.

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Response to negoldie (Reply #5)

Wed May 22, 2019, 12:26 PM

6. No

Biggie. Unlike republicans we must value facts. If I make a mistake or misstatement, I want to be corrected also.

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