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Bevin, Beshear wrangle over education in debate

Oct. 15, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear traded shots in a rancorous debate Tuesday night that turned personal when the incumbent brought up his challenger's children to claim his opponent is a "fraud" in promoting public education. Beshear responded...

Trump tweets support for Kentucky governor in election

Oct. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted his support for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a steadfast Trump supporter who faces a tough reelection fight in Kentucky. Trump points to Bevin's support for gun rights and says the governor is "strong on crime and the border." Trump says Bevin has...

Former Trump press secretary campaigns for Kentucky governor

Oct. 14, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for his willingness to absorb "a lot of heat for taking strong positions" as President Donald Trump's former press secretary headlined a campaign event Monday aimed at firing up conservative voters in Kentucky. Sanders and...

Judge rejects claim that Kentucky AG candidate not qualified

Oct. 10, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Louisville declared Thursday that the Republican candidate for Kentucky attorney general has the necessary law credentials to run for that office. Daniel Cameron's legal resume was challenged by Louisville resident Joseph L. Jackson, who filed a lawsuit seeking to remove...

Bevin keeps spotlight on Purdue Pharma case in new ad

Oct. 8, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to keep the spotlight on Kentucky's settlement with the manufacturer of the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin in a new TV ad attacking his Democratic challenger. The ad released Tuesday continues one of Bevin's most frequent lines of...

Correction: Election 2019-Kentucky Governor-Pulled Ad story

Oct. 7, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about the Kentucky governor's race, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a Pike County businessman. His name is Greg May, not Grey May. A corrected version of the story is below: RGA pulls Bevin ad with man accused of sexual misconduct A national Republican...

New Beshear ad features teacher criticizing Bevin

Oct. 7, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky school teacher who moonlights as an Uber driver to make ends meet is being featured in a political ad sharply critical of Gov. Matt Bevin and supportive of his opponent in the gubernatorial race, Democrat Andy Beshear. With the TV ad's release Monday, teacher Laura Hartke...

Bevin tries to insert impeachment into governor's race

Oct. 4, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin pressed to move the impeachment inquiry in Washington to the forefront of his own tough reelection campaign in Kentucky on Friday, unabashedly lashing his political future to President Donald Trump. In a news conference outside the Governor's Mansion, Bevin...

Hampton pushes back on reasons for being dropped from ticket

Oct. 4, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton pushed back Friday against Gov. Matt Bevin's explanation for dropping her from his reelection ticket, saying she was unaware of any disagreements about her priorities until the governor discussed their political split at a tea party meeting. The...

The Latest: Hampton pushes back against Bevin's remarks

Oct. 4, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's comments on whey he dropped his lieutenant governor from his reelection ticket (all times local): ___ 11:50 a.m. Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton says she never heard any concerns from Gov. Matt Bevin about her priorities in office until his...