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Edelen Concedes Dem Gov Races As Adkins, Beshear Fight Continues

Posted at 8:13 PM, May 21, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Adam Edelen conceded his race Tuesday evening to become the Democratic standard-bearer in the race for governor as the fight continued between Rocky Adkins and Andy Beshear.

Edelen told LEX 18 earlier Tuesday that he is supportive of a woman’s rights to make their own healthcare decisions, he wants to increase wages, expand Medicaid, expand drug court, and help combat the opioid epidemic at the community level, and create renewable energy jobs to help Kentucky’s economy.

“That if we’re gonna fix our broken politics and build a modern economy of the future, that we have got to do it with different kind of politicians,” he said. “We can’t rely on literally the same names, and the same old tired talking points. We have to have the economy of the future built by somebody who knows what it looks like.”

Edelen is the son of a farmer from Meade County and a former State Auditor.

He ran on a platform of increasing wages, expanding Medicaid and creating renewable energy jobs in Kentucky.