Ky. Lt. Gov.: “Never Heard Any Concerns” From Bevin

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Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton says she never heard any concerns from Gov. Matt Bevin about her priorities in office until his comments to a tea party group.

She’s also pushing back against Bevin’s comments about her focus on talking to students.

In a statement Friday, Hampton says there’s “immeasurable value” in nurturing students and encouraging them to “dream beyond their circumstances.”

Hampton is responding to a Courier Journal report on Bevin’s remarks at a tea party meeting Thursday in Louisville. The newspaper says Bevin indicated he wanted a running mate to dig into deeper issues such as health care or the opioid crisis.

Hampton replied that she’s never been afraid to take on challenges.

Bevin dropped Hampton from his reelection ticket early this year.