2019 Kentucky Governor's race

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Last week on Capital Chat we devoted our airtime to the Democratic candidates in the upcoming gubernatorial primary, and this week it’s the GOP’s turn.   Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock and WUKY's Alan Lytle discuss incumbent Republican Matt Bevin's historically low approval numbers and how he hopes to beat back his primary challengers, Robert Goforth, William Woods, and Ike Lawrence, by enlisting the aid of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

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After Adam Edelen went on the attack in Kentucky's increasingly feisty Democratic primary, rival Andy Beshear pushed back on Wednesday, saying any infighting benefits Republicans.

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Well, it's happened.  Attack ads are now a component of the Democratic Gubernatorial primary race.  Last week a group with ties to Adam Edelen launched an ad highly critical of Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear while opponent Rocky Adkins continues to play up his appeal to rural voters.  In this week's edition of Capital Chat WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Kentucky Gazette, about the respective campaigns' strategies, fundraising and messaging. *Note: This conversation was recorded before the release of incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin's first TV ad of the primary.

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The masses crammed into Churchill Downs on Saturday will be fixated on 3-year-old thoroughbreds running in the Kentucky Derby. But in some sections of the famed track, another type of horse race will have politicians vying for attention — and perhaps cash to support their campaigns.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is playing up his ties with President Donald Trump and their willingness to shake up the political system in his reelection campaign's first TV ad, which launched as the Republican faces mounting criticism from Democrats, teachers' groups and other adversaries.

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A group with ties to Adam Edelen has unleashed the first TV attack ad in Kentucky's Democratic primary for governor. The ad says Andy Beshear benefited from deep-pocketed corporate donors including the manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin.

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Kentucky Democrats and Republicans will do more than select a candidate for governor on Tuesday May 21st.  There are a number of other important constitutional offices up for grabs and some rather intriguing match-ups.  This week on Capital Chat with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock, we scan the field of contestants appearing on the primary ballot.

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Kentucky's Republican governor on Thursday connected a young girl's shooting with a school closing caused by teachers who called in sick to rally at the state Capitol, ramping up his feud with some education groups as he runs for reelection.

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Three Democrats running for Kentucky governor wrangled Wednesday evening in a televised debate over issues ranging from marijuana legalization to the future of Appalachian coal, less than a month before the state's primary.

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The May 21st primary is just four weeks away and there are indications that the race for governor is heating up, especially on the Democratic side with TV ads popping up by three of the four candidates on the ballot, as well as Matt Bevin’s Republican challenger.  We’re taking a closer look at who is spending what and where with Laura Cullen Glasscock, she’s the editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette.

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