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Goforth Takes On The Incumbent

Posted at 5:58 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 17:58:08-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Robert Goforth has been described as a bit of a longshot in the Republican race for governor, but he said he is proud of that label.

Earlier today, he said that he is confident in his chances and even compared himself to Country Horse, the horse that defied 65-1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby.

The freshman state representative is trying to beat out an incumbent who is endorsed by President Donald Trump.

Along the campaign trail, Goforth has made it a point to criticize Governor Matt Bevin and highlight the differences between the two of them.

Goforth does differ in his opposition of charter schools and said today, that fixing the state pension crisis and tackling the drug epidemic will be his top priorities if elected.

“I feel really good. I think I’ve been all across Kentucky and talked to voters everywhere. They want a change, they want Kentucky to head in a new direction, and they feel very confident about my abilities to do that,” said Goforth.

His supporters will gather at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington. He will watch the returns in private with his family and staff.