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Andy Beshear Awaits Returns

Posted at 5:50 PM, May 21, 2019

(LEX 18)– Attorney General Andy Beshear spent the day of the Primary in Louisville, thanking his many volunteers.

He stayed close to home after making nine stops through Western Kentucky Monday. He was also out and about Monday morning casting his vote with his family in Louisville.

He told reporters that he is optimistic about the outcome.

It is Beshear’s first run for governor. His dad is a two-term governor and one-time lieutenant governor.  His name has recognition, but some say that his political roots could hurt him.

When asked about low-voter turnout, Beshear said he was already talking about November.

“This general election is going to fire up a lot of people. It’s not going to be an election about the right or the left, it’s going to be an election about right versus wrong. When Matt Bevin calls our teachers names it’s wrong, when he tears down public education, it’s wrong,” Beshear said.

Beshear is watching returns with friends and family in Louisville.