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Sun Nov 3, 2019, 05:26 PM

Kentucky governor embraces the Trump playbook in re-election bid

Source: The Guardian

Kentucky governor embraces the Trump playbook in re-election bid

Matt Bevin has shown a cavalier attitude to facts as he confronts Democrat Andy Beshear’s challenge but his anti-abortion stance could serve him well

Josh Wood in Louisville, Kentucky
Sun 3 Nov 2019 07.00 GMT
Last modified on Sun 3 Nov 2019 07.02 GMT

It was a perfectly Trumpian moment for one of America’s most Trumpian governors.

Kentucky’s attorney general, Andy Beshear, had just accused the Republican governor, Matt Bevin, of lying in a debate last week, saying: “This is just more of the same from a governor who says that someone commits suicide on a casino floor every night.”

“I’ve never said anything like that in my life,” Bevin shot back at his Democratic challenger for the governor’s seat.

“It’s all on tape!” responded a flabbergasted Beshear as Bevin continued his denials.

Of course, there is a tape: the governor’s comments that people kill themselves in casinos – though, not specifically casino floors – were made without proof in July and helped fuel Kentucky’s election news cycle for a few days. But Bevin appears to have taken a lesson from the president on the art of denial.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/03/kentucky-governor-matt-bevin-trump-andy-beshear

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Sun Nov 3, 2019, 06:02 PM

1. I despise Bevin aka Little Trump.

My vote against him on Tuesday will be a happy moment for me. I hope other Democrats in Kentucky find the energy to vote 😕

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