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
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
Four states have elections this Tuesday. Some of them could be early bellwethers for the 2020 elections. Here’s what you need to know about these elections and why you should care even if you don’t live in one of the four states. Virginia Virginia has some of the most important races of the year. The entire state legislature is up for re-election, and the future of the state hangs in the balance as Republicans cling to a 21-19 majority in the state Senate and a 51-49 majority in the state House after a blue wave took out many Republicans in 2017.
As we get closer to Election Day 2019, an important race to pay attention to for conservatives, especially social conservatives, is Governor Matt Bevin’s re-election bid in Kentucky. Bevin’s race is significant because he has aggressively pursued a robust pro-family agenda and has drawn significant criticism from the Left because of it. Bevin is in a tough race, but his ideas have strong support. According to a poll commissioned by American Principles Project (the parent organization of The National Pulse) taken in January, 722 respondents answered the following question: How would you rate the job Matt Bevin has been doing
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
Just hours after Governor Matt Bevin signed Kentucky’s fetal heartbeat bill into law on Friday, a federal judge temporarily blocked it. The law was set to become one of the strictest anti-abortion measures in the country. It would block abortions occurring after a fetal heartbeat was detected, which is typically detectable by six weeks into a pregnancy. Considering 90 percent of abortions in Kentucky take place later than the six-week marker, the law would serve to effectively limit almost all abortions in the state, excluding those that are necessary to prevent death or serious harm to the mother. Judge David
On Friday, a federal judge struck down a Kentucky law that would have caused the last abortion clinic in the state to shut its doors. The law, which had been in effect for two decades, required Kentucky abortion clinics to have written transfer agreements. These agreements would be drawn up to connect the clinic with local ambulance services and hospitals in case something went wrong during a procedure and emergency medical care was needed. U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers ruled that the law was unconstitutional. “The court has carefully reviewed the evidence presented in this case and concludes that the
Conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh keeps hammering home the importance of Republicans speaking out about the social issues. Following Matt Bevin’s victory in the Kentucky gubernatorial race, Limbaugh reiterated that point on his show on Wednesday: “The left is in a state of shock today because everything that they think means death for the Republican Party meant victory yesterday. They think discussing the social issues is death for the Republican Party. Discussing them got a man elected governor of Kentucky. They thought in Houston, “Slam dunk, this civil rights thing on transgender,” whatever it was. “Slam dunk! The