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Bevin Vs. Beshear In The Battle For Governor

Posted at 6:14 PM, May 22, 2019

(LEX 18)– The voters have chosen and after years of battling it out in the courtroom, Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear will fight for your vote for Governor of Kentucky.

Experts say things may get ugly. The night of the primary election, the comments began.

“If they want four more years of empty Beshear, they’re going to have that opportunity. I don’t think they do,” said Bevin.

“Matt Bevin is going to try to make this election about anything other than his record because it is one of total failure,” said Beshear.

Before the comments ramp up, political scientists think that both candidates need to work on something else, uniting their own political parties.

“Bevin as a sitting governor barely crusted half of the vote in his primary. That’s a bad sign. Beshear didn’t even get 40% of the vote,” said Dr. Stephen Voss, a Political Science professor at the University of Kentucky.

Experts say that both candidates have a lot of work to do, but as far as reading into the primary results, or even voter turnout goes, experts said the numbers don’t really predict an accurate picture for November.

“With such low turnout, the relative turnout for one party or the other is especially uninformative in terms of what people will do in the general election when turnout rises,” said Voss.