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The West Virginia State Capitol at night

Debate Set For WVa. Gov. Jim Justice, Dem Challenger Salango

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice and Democratic challenger Ben Salango are set to participate in their only scheduled debate before the Nov. 3 election. The one-hour debate is set for Tuesday night in Morgantown. Justice is a billionaire businessman who switched from Democrat to Republican less than a year into… Read More

Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin

Beshear Praises Bevin Administration’s Help in Transition

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Gov.-elect Andy Beshear says Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is giving its “best efforts” to assist his transition team as he prepares to become Kentucky’s governor next month. Beshear told reporters on Tuesday that Bevin’s cabinet secretaries and other officials are being “very accommodating.” The governor-elect says his transition team hasn’t hit… Read More

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announces his intent to call for a recanvass of the voting results from Tuesday's gubernatorial elections during a press conference at the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

Kentucky Governor Faces Big Decision in Contested Election

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin could face a legacy-defining decision when the vote totals from the Kentucky governor’s race are double-checked Thursday — concede to Democrat Andy Beshear or contest last week’s election in a historic move that could put the outcome in the hands of state lawmakers. Bevin faces a growing… Read More

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announces his intent to call for a recanvass of the voting results from Tuesday's gubernatorial elections during a press conference at the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

Bevin Seeks Vote Recanvass While Beshear Starts Transition

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said next week’s recanvass of the vote count in Kentucky’s gubernatorial election won’t be his last move in challenging the results, which showed him more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear. Beshear, meanwhile, said he’s confident in the election outcome and is focused on taking office… Read More

Andy Beshear

Beshear Proposes Pay Raise for Kentucky Teachers

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear is proposing a $2,000 across-the-board pay raise for Kentucky’s teachers. Beshear rolled out his plan Wednesday in an effort to increase the number of teachers. He says the state should also create a student loan forgiveness program to reward educators who stay in Kentucky to teach…. Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin at an event

Bevin Campaign Ad Touts Job Growth During His Term

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s first TV ad of his fall reelection campaign plays up the state’s job growth and his willingness to make tough choices while acknowledging some of those decisions “ruffled some feathers.” The commercial also briefly shows Bevin with President Donald Trump — continuing the governor’s theme of… Read More

Andy Beshear

Beshear Puts Health Care at Forefront in New Ad

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Democrat Andy Beshear is trying to nudge health care to the forefront of Kentucky’s race for governor with a new TV ad. In the ad, Beshear said he’s fought to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions as attorney general and promises to do the same if elected governor. He personalizes the issue… Read More

Edelen Fundraising Boosted by Running Mate’s Loan

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A new campaign finance report from Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Edelen shows his running mate contributed another $1 million in loans to boost their campaign. The report shows almost all of Edelen’s fundraising during the 15-day reporting period came from ticket mate Gill Holland, a businessman. Edelen also is benefiting… Read More

Jacksonville, Ohio- Voters cast in their ballots.

Edelen Files for Kentucky Governor Ahead of Tuesday’s Deadline

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Democrat Adam Edelen has filed to run for governor of Kentucky, promising an issues-based campaign that does not accept money from political action committees. Edelen filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office on Monday morning. He was joined by his running mate, Louisville businessman Gill Holland. Edelen is the fourth… Read More

Beshear Files For Kentucky Governor, Urges Opponents To Release Taxes

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has officially filed to run for governor, calling on his Democratic opponents to release their tax returns ahead of the primary on May 21. Beshear is the second Democrat to file for the race, joining former state employee Geoff Young. Two other Democrats say they are… Read More

Former Kentucky Auditor Files Paperwork To Raise Money For Governor’s Race

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A former Kentucky auditor has filed paperwork to raise money for the 2019 governor’s race. Adam Edelen filed a letter of intent with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Thursday. Edelen has not officially filed as a candidate, but Thursday’s filing is an indication he will run for governor. Edelen… Read More