2019 Kentucky Governor's race

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President Donald Trump is "absolutely not" a racist, Kentucky's strongly pro-Trump governor said Wednesday while sidestepping questions about the president's tweet declaring that four congresswomen of color should go back to the countries from which they came.

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Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear clashed on education and health care policies while sharing the stage for a forum before Kentucky's most influential agricultural group that turned feisty Wednesday.

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Republican Gov. Matt Bevin offered an election-year sweetener to Kentucky's coal-county leaders on Friday, saying he'll push to return 100% of coal severance tax revenues to their counties if he gets the chance to submit another budget proposal to lawmakers.

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Kentucky's governor and attorney general have fired insults at each other for years. Soon they'll do it while facing off at the state's premier political event — the Fancy Farm picnic.

Vanquished gubernatorial hopeful Adam Edelen is predicting that his primary campaign attacks will make Andy Beshear a tougher nominee in the Democrats' quest to unseat Kentucky's Republican governor in November.

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Gov. Matt Bevin predicted Tuesday that his political kinship with Republican President Donald Trump will be in the campaign spotlight this year, and that Trump may visit Kentucky multiple times to help Bevin counter a tough Democratic challenge.

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While Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has run into resistance from Republican lawmakers on pension legislation, and faced a messy dispute with his lieutenant governor, his Democratic challenger has forged alliances with his ex-rivals as the campaign starts taking shape.

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The candidates have been selected by their respective parties and now it’s on to November for statewide offices in the Commonwealth.  For some analysis of the big races we turn once again to Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor/publisher of the Frankfort based Kentucky Gazette.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes projects that a mere 12.5% of registered voters will show up at the polls for tomorrow's primary.  In this week's Capitol Chat WUKY's Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazettte editor/publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss all things turnout, including a flashback to four years ago when a certain GOP gubernatorial hopeful prevailed in a crowded field by less than 100 votes.

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Ahead of next week's primary election, Democrats running for Kentucky governor promised during a debate Wednesday to push for increased state funding for higher education.

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