Andy Beshear is the winner of Kentucky’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday. He is now the governor elect, says Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Incumbent Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is one of the nations least popular governors. On November 5th, 2019, Kentuckians got to decide if they wanted him out of office. Bevin had President Trump’s support coming into the election after the rally held in Lexington on Monday.
The Democrat candidate for the seat is Kentucky’s Democrat Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Beshear was out-fundraised and out-spent in the election but was leading the polls near election day. The race was close but it ended up pulling for Beshar.
Beshar’s campaigning focused on education, jobs and health care. He attacked Bevin’s combative style and branded the governor as a bully.
Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin was narrowly trailing Tuesday evening in the close governor’s race in Kentucky.
President Trump held his rally for the “angry majority” of GOP voters to send a powerful message to Democrats heading into the 2020 election season.
At the time that polls closed, Bevin was behind Beshear.
Trump told the Rupp Arena in Lexington on Monday night that if Republicans lost then the media would cover it as a “ho hum” event. He said that if Democrats won that the media would spin it at as a massive lost for the Republicans.
“You can’t let that happen to me!” Trump said, laughing.