Republican Matt Bevin Wins Kentucky Governor’s Race in Blue Grass State … Defeat Democrat Jack Conway, 53% to 44%
GOP TAKES KENTUCKY GOVERNORS SEAT …
Yes, yesterday was election day and in the Blue Grass state it was Republican Matt Bevin who was the easy winner for the Kentucky’s governorship over Democrat Jack Conway, 53% to 44%. What is almost impossible to believe is that Bevin will only be the second Republican to be governor of Kentucky in more than four decades. It was a big night for the GOP in Kentucky as they picked up four of the six independently elected statewide positions despite going into Tuesday with just one GOP officeholder. What was remarkable is that polls had this race dead even going into election day.
Republican Matt Bevin easily won Kentucky’s governorship on Tuesday as the GOP made major inroads in a state that had stubbornly resisted the party at the state level even as it voted reliably Republican in federal contests in recent years.
Bevin, a self-funding investment manager, rode a late surge of outside support from national Republicans to defeat Democrat Jack Conway, 53 percent to 44 percent, according to The Associated Press. Bevin will become just the second Republican to inhabit the governor’s mansion in Frankfort in more than four decades.
Polls prior to the vote showed a close race, with most surveys giving Conway, the state’s sitting attorney general, a slight advantage.
Bevin’s victory capped a successful night for Republicans, who picked up four of the six independently elected statewide positions despite going into Tuesday with just one GOP officeholder. Their victories included ousting state Auditor Adam Edelen, who was thought to be Democrats’ top pick to challenge GOP Sen. Rand Paul next year.
From Red State - Seven Questions About Matt Bevin’s Win In Kentucky.
Some of them are as follows, read the full story … How bad is public polling, or is Kentucky unusually hard to poll? How unpopular is the GOP Establishment? Is there a religious-liberty backlash on the way? How much do good candidates and political experience matter?