2019 Kentucky Governor's race

Bevin Concedes To Beshear In Kentucky Governor's Race

Nov 14, 2019
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Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race.

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WUKY's Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock talk about the 2019 gubernatorial election which some media outlets, including the Associated Press, deem too close to call.  While anticipation is building for a recanvass of the results, (which currently show Democrat Andy Beshear with a lead of some 5,000 votes,) we take a closer look at the electoral map, which reveals some surprising outcomes.

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says Matt Bevin's recent election performance had more to do with voters' displeasure toward Kentucky's GOP governor than their attitudes about Republicans in general.

Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin asked Wednesday for a recanvass of vote totals, as election results showed him trailing by several thousand votes.  WUKY's Alan Lytle spoke with UK College of Law Professor and Kentucky election law expert Joshua Douglas about what other options are available to the governor.

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Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin asked Wednesday for a recanvass of vote totals, as election results showed him trailing by several thousand votes, but Democrat Andy Beshear turned his own focus toward transitioning into the governor's office.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear wins the Kentucky Governor's seat by a margin of 5,150 votes. Governor Matt Bevin says there "are procedures to follow" indicating he will ask for a recanvass. Senate President Robert Stivers told reporters the decision could also end up in the General Assembly. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes laid out the procedures in our attached interview.

The hotly contested governor's race in Kentucky was too close to call Tuesday night, with Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear holding a narrow lead — and declaring victory — over Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

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Kentucky's political grudge match between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear went to the voters to settle Tuesday, hours after the incumbent governor received a ringing presidential endorsement as he tried to overcome a tenacious challenger bearing a well-known last name.

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It may be election-eve in Kentucky but there is still much more campaigning to come in the Kentucky Governor’s race, not the least of which is President Trump’s rally tonight in Rupp Arena.  The Secretary of State has projected the turnout for tomorrow to be only slightly better than 2015’s thirty percent but will a visit from a popular president result in even better numbers?  And, what of Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear?  What does he do to counter the weight of the White House?  Laura Cullen Glasscock, the editor and publisher of the Kentucky Gazette joins us on this week's Capitol Chat.

In basketball-crazy Kentucky, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's reelection bid should have been a slam dunk, with a strong economy and an electorate trending hard toward the GOP in recent years.