2019 Governor Race

Democrat Andy Beshear has picked up an endorsement from a Republican who ran against Gov. Matt Bevin in the GOP primary.

Liam Niemeyer

Republican Governor Matt Bevin and his opponent, Democrat Attorney General Andy Beshear continued to battle over contentious campaign issues at this fall’s first gubernatorial debate Thursday in Paducah. 

The two candidates for governor discussed issues ranging from how to control the invasive Asian Carp in west Kentucky reservoirs, infrastructure investment including the state’s middle-mile broadband system KentuckyWired, economic development with recent layoffs in west Kentucky and how to continue to fund the state’s pension.

Andy Beshear, Matt Bevin, official photos

 

Did you  miss today's Kentucky Gubernatorial Debate, hosted by the Paducah Chamber of Commerce?

You can listen to the whole debate here. 

 

From the Associated Press:

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear bickered over legalizing casino gambling during an hourlong debate in western Kentucky.

J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

Matt Bevin's own words are used against him in a new campaign ad replaying some of the Kentucky Republican governor's harshest criticism of public school teachers for opposing his pension plans.

John Hicks via Facebook

Kentucky voters head to the polls this November to choose the state's next set of constitutional officers, including the position of governor. While most are familiar with Republican incumbent Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger, Attorney General Andy Beshear, some may not be aware of a third option: Libertarian candidate, business consultant John Hicks. 

J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

Gov. Matt Bevin made his re-election pitch to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce without any opposition on Friday after Democratic rival Andy Beshear declined to show up.

J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

This week in Kentucky politics, a very interesting primary election took place. We learned that Gov. Matt Bevin will be facing off against Attorney General Andy Beshear in this year’s race for governor. 

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

The Kentucky Primary Election is on May 21 and voters will head to the polls to choose their top party candidates for the state's constitutional offices, including Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear stopped by WKMS this week to speak with Matt Markgraf about his top priorities, big issues and what sets him apart from the other candidates.

Kentucky Secretary of State's office.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she won’t run for governor or any other statewide office this year.

In a statement released Monday, Grimes said that she had been considering a campaign to become Kentucky’s second female governor but ended speculation that she would do so.

“While I am grateful for the confidence, support and friendship from thousands of supporters across this state, I have decided not to run another statewide campaign this year,” Grimes said.

William Woods

  Kentucky's Republican primary for governor is shaping up to be a three-man race.  William Woods of Grant County filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office on Monday.

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