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UPDATE: Democrat Andy Beshear Claims Victory in Kentucky Governor Race, Bevin Hasn't Conceded

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This post has been updated.

Democrat Andy Beshear says he is Kentucky’s new Governor-Elect. Multiple media outlets have called the close race between Beshear and incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin.

Governor Bevin said Tuesday night that the race, separated by about 4,500 votes, was a "squeaker" and has refused to concede.

Beshear’s Lieutenant Governor is Jacqueline Coleman. She is the founder of Lead Kentucky, a non-profit for reform of education policies. 

Beshear has said his plans include protecting pension benefits, putting a swift end to Bevin’s effort to throw thousands off the Medicaid program, and strengthening public schools.

Governor Beshear is the son of former Governor Steve Beshear who served from 2007 to 2015. Before Bevin's 2015 victory, Democrats held the Governor’s office for 16 of the last 20 years. 

Andy Beshear's former position of Attorney General will be filled by Daniel Cameron, who has become the first African-American candidate to hold statewide office in Kentucky running on his own ticket.


Hannah is a Murray State Journalism major. She found her place in radio during her second year in Murray. She is from Herndon, KY, a small farming community on the Kentucky/Tennessee stateline.
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