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Beshear says he's moving forward despite possible Bevin challenge

Posted at 11:36 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 18:20:22-05

(LEX 18) — Straight off a narrow -- and currently contested -- victory, Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear said Wednesday he's moving forward.

"This outcome isn't going to change. It's over," Beshear declared during a news conference in Louisville.

Beshear announced that J. Michael Brown, the current assistant attorney general, will lead his transition team.

Beshear, a Democrat, won Tuesday's election by 5,189 votes, beating Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Bevin, however, has refused to concede the race, and some news outlets, including the Associated Press, have said the race is too close to call.

LEX 18 was among the first to call the race for Beshear and stands by its decision.

"This is a close, close race," Bevin told supporters on Tuesday night after the tally came in. "We are not conceding this race by any stretch."

Beshear said Bevin has not called him, but it's unclear what the current governor plans to do next.