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Old 11-05-2019, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
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It looks like the unpopular man lost.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:59 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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It looks like the unpopular man lost.
Most channels are still saying it’s too close to call but I expect Bevin to lose. Other than him, though, it looks like a Republican sweep.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:18 PM
 
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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Well done, Kentucky!
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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Still to close to call but, Win, loose, or draw, it is a proven fact that Governor Bevin has done more for the state of Kentucky, as a whole, than any other Governor in the previous 20/30+ years so, what made the difference tonight? How could we have such an outcome? What could possibly blind so many folks from the truth?

I'll wait......



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Old 11-05-2019, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Still to close to call but, Win, loose, or draw, it is a proven fact that Governor Bevin has done more for the state of Kentucky, as a whole, than any other Governor in the previous 20/30+ years so, what made the difference tonight? How could we have such an outcome? What could possibly blind so many folks from the truth?

I'll wait......



I think what sunk him more than anything is the way he tried to do away with Teachers Pensions (and some other
state workers). Many people think they are underpaid, considering the degrees required to teach, then he wants to take away their pension....my Gosh, let the poor teachers retire with dignity after their service to the community.
I am strong believer in public education and fully support the teachers. Then he made ridiculous statements like
a child somewhere in Kentucky was being sexually abused because the teachers were on strike. Seriously?
(If this could actually happen then we have a much bigger problem in Kentucky than teachers striking.) And he called the teachers thugs because they were protesting.


I mean, this name calling of teachers concerned that they might loose their retirement was beyond the pale.
Several times he just seem to go out of his way to act like a jerk. (I am kind of tired of this lack of manners and civility that seems trending in our Politicians of late.)



I think the budget is a real problem, but taking away pensions from teachers and hard working state employees is not the answer. And Kentucky is one of the top ten states for carrying the most tax burden per person. (Not his fault, but
still they need to work out a different /better budget).


Hogrus, do you really think he was a good Governor. Because I think he was one of the worst that I can recall.
Just curious, Why do you think he was so good?
But, if you got out to vote good on you...no matter who you voted for, it's important to go out and use our right to vote.
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:24 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I wouldn't have voted for Bevin for dogcatcher. As a retired state employee I've never heard anyone degrade the teachers and state workers the way he did. I'm glad I was drawing my state retirement long before he got in office.
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Here is a cool video on the subject.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ80bH_tk6M
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:08 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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That video brought up something I heard quite a few people mention, even some Republicans. Most of the Bevin commercials (which I am VERY glad all those commercials for both parties are DONE!!) concentrated on what was going on in Washington, not Frankfort.
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Republicans still control the legislature, right? Does Kentucky have a strong or weak governor?
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
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That video brought up something I heard quite a few people mention, even some Republicans. Most of the Bevin commercials (which I am VERY glad all those commercials for both parties are DONE!!) concentrated on what was going on in Washington, not Frankfort.
When you keep in mind Trump won KY by 30 points, Bevin’s record was so awful, his sole hope was staying attached to Trump and hope people would attach themselves to 2016.

Bevin essentially signed his termination papers when he came for the teachers’ retirement.
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