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Democratic Candidates Push For Votes

Posted at 4:29 PM, May 20, 2019

(LEX 18)– The Democratic candidates for Governor spent the eve of the primaries in different parts of the state.

While the candidates differ on issues, their main goal in mind for the Democratic Party is to beat Governor Matt Bevin.

Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen, and Rocky Adkins shook hands and talked to prospective voters Monday.

Edelen circled Louisville, then returned home to Meade County for a public event.

“It looks to me like they’ve gone home, in a sense. Rocky Adkins is from eastern Kentucky, he’s going to his base today, saying it’s important to the region. Get out and vote. Beshear, whose father is from western Kentucky, and who has a western Kentucky family tie, is in western Kentucky trying to shore up the vote there,” said LEX 18 Political Analyst Bob Babbage. “But they’re also trying to say ‘pick me because I’ll be the right person in the fall for the chance of the party.”

Geoff Young is also on the Democratic ballot. He promotes himself as a progressive.

The polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday.