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Rivals for Kentucky governor both have work to do

May. 23, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The winning candidates for Kentucky governor drew just a fraction of the state's voters in party primaries this week, a signal that both have lots of work to do in what will likely be a brutal general election campaign. Barely half of Republicans casting votes Tuesday chose to support...

Beshear vs. Bevin political showdown set in Kentucky

May. 22, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Kentucky political circles, Beshear vs. Bevin has become shorthand for the bitter feud between the state's governor and attorney general over legal issues with sweeping implications for the future. The drama between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy...

Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

May. 21, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term but had to fend off a strong primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a long-anticipated showdown with his arch-nemesis — Democrat Andy Beshear — that will settle the feud they've fought in...

Cameron wins GOP nomination for Kentucky attorney general

May. 21, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Cameron, a political newcomer and former aide to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, has won the Republican primary for Kentucky attorney general. Cameron defeated state Sen. Wil Schroder, a former prosecutor from northern Kentucky. Cameron has served as McConnell's lawyer and assisted...

The Latest: Donahue wins Ky. Democratic auditor nomination

May. 21, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on voting in Kentucky's primary election Tuesday (all times local): 9 p.m. Sheri Donahue has won the Democratic nomination for Kentucky auditor. The Louisville cybersecurity professional from Jefferson County says she ran to rebuild faith in Kentucky's government and will...

The Latest: Kentucky AG Beshear wins Democratic gov. primary

May. 21, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky's primary election (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Attorney General Andy Beshear has won the Democratic nomination for governor in Kentucky, setting up a showdown with his political nemesis — Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. In Tuesday's primary election,...

Governor, attorney general among statewide races in Kentucky

May. 20, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's primary election are seeking party nominations in the governor, attorney general, secretary of state and other statewide races. More than 3.4 million Kentuckians are registered to vote, and Election Day polls open Tuesday at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. local...

Former Miss America among 19 candidates seeking office

May. 17, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Miss America is among 19 candidates running in down-ballot races in Kentucky that include secretary of state, agriculture commissioner, treasurer and auditor. In several races where the candidates agree on most issues, biography likely will weigh heavily in voters' minds....

Edelen fundraising boosted by running mate's loan

May. 14, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Adam Edelen's running mate contributed another $1 million in loans to boost their campaign as they unleashed an attack ad against rival Andy Beshear in the race for Kentucky's Democratic gubernatorial nomination, according to their latest campaign-finance report. Of the $3.4 million...

Democrats discuss electability during gubernatorial debate

May. 13, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking to revive their slumping political party, three prominent Democrats running for Kentucky governor took turns portraying themselves as the strongest challenger to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin during a high-stakes debate Monday evening. With the primary election barely a week...