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Kentucky Republicans hold annual Lincoln Dinner in downtown Lexington

Posted at 11:46 PM, Aug 17, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky Republican leaders came together in downtown Lexington on Saturday night for the annual Lincoln Dinner.

The dinner included speeches from all Republican candidates running for statewide office as they looked to garner financial support and votes from those in attendance, including candidate for Attorney General, Daniel Cameron. He said he'd fight for the rights of the unborn and against illegal immigration if elected.

Kayleigh McEnany, National Press Secretary for President Trump's 2020 campaign, was the special guest of the night. She touted both President Donald Trump and Gov. Matt Bevin's achievements.

Bevin was the last to speak to the crowd. He started with a few limericks about his opponents

“There once was a fellow named Andy, with financial facts not so handy. Has no actual plan but to keep kicking the can, chewing up taxpayer funds like their candy," said Bevin.

Bevin finished with a call to action:

“I encourage you please to get out there with a sense of urgency and to do whatever it takes to run the table, let's flush for the last time ever off the ballots of Kentucky, every Beshear, every Lundergan, every Stumbo, every Edelen, every one of them,” said Bevin.

Bevin will face off with Attorney General Andy Beshear at the polls in November.