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Gubernatorial candidates answer questions on everything from pensions to Trump

Posted at 8:30 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 20:35:51-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) -  — The Governor's race is taking center stage in Louisville today as Governor Matt Bevin and challenger Attorney General Andy Beshear faced off at a candidate forum.

The two appeared on the same stage at the Kentucky Farm Bureau where they were asked to answer the same questions. The topics they tackled included taxes, infrastructure, broadband and, of course, the state pension issue.

Reporters also asked the two men to react to President Trump's most recent Tweets and whether or not they were racist.

"I will let the president speak for his own Tweets. I won't speak for any Tweet I don't put out. Do I think the president is racist? Absolutely not. I know him personally," Governor Bevin told reporters at the event.

Challenger Andy Beshear disagreed with the Tweets, but didn't go so far as to say they were racist.

"I don't think anybody should be told to go back to another country. Those are US citizens that ought to be treated with respect. It is ugly. It is wrong," said Beshear.