Kentucky Gov. Bevin Concedes Defeat as GOP Pushes for Victory in Louisiana

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has conceded defeat in the state’s gubernatorial race to Democrat Andy Beshear. The concession comes over a week after the election, which was too close to call on election night. Beshear led by just over 5,100 votes on election night, a margin of less than 0.4 percent. A re-canvass left that margin essentially unchanged, leading Bevin to forgo the possibility of a recount request. Democrats are declaring Beshear’s victory a harbinger of things to come in 2020 after winning a statewide race in Trump country. But the circumstances in Kentucky are unique. Kentucky has long voted

Election Night Recap: GOP, Dems Split Victories as Ky. Gov. Race Too Close to Call

The 2019 elections are just about in the books. Below are some of the biggest story lines after last night. Kentucky Governor’s Race Still Too Close to Call as GOP Sweeps Other Statewide Races The Kentucky governor’s race is too close to call after a wild finish that may get wilder. Shortly after midnight on election night with all precincts reporting, Democrat challenger Andy Beshear held a 5,100 vote lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a margin of 0.4 percent. Beshear was quick to declare victory, and Democrat Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes — who herself lost a

Ky. Democrats Choose Leftist Andy Beshear for Governor — But Can He Win?

On Tuesday, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear won the state’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, establishing him as the top challenger to incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin in the upcoming November 5th general election. The 41-year-old son of former Governor Steve Beshear won a competitive race against Kentucky’s House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins and former Auditor Adam Edelen, narrowly beating the former by just five percentage points. It is important to note that while Mr. Adkins, a relatively pro-life and conservative Democrat, won coal country and many of Kentucky’s rural districts, Beshear won the populous cities which are home to most Democratic