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Old 06-08-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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Interesting dichotomy


In the Kentucky Governor’s Race, It’s an Unpopular Man vs. an Unpopular Party

“This is not a normal governor’s race. We’ve got an abnormal governor.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/u...-kentucky.html
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:36 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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And, then there is this little nugget of truth:

The most hated governor in America still has a fighting chance

Or this one:
Can a Republican Governor lose in Kentucky?

I think the real question is if a Democrat can win......
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:29 PM
 
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If Beshear can't win against Bevin, then it may be over for Democrats for Governor in KY, unless maybe they pick a female candidate. I'd guess Beshear has a decent shot.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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NQCrow, His Father was elected Governor twice, and he was Governor right before Bevin.
So Democrats can win, especially in State Elections.
I didn't like Bevins a lot to begin with, but after some of his attacks on Education, Teachers
..I would never vote for him. Ever.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:44 PM
 
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I know of the line of Governors going back quite a way. Less knowledge recently but I know some of his Dad. I know that you have to seem Kentucky and not too urban or elitist. I assume the son knows how to be. I worked long ago for a Governor candidate who wasn't Kentucky enough and was probably perceived as too urban and elitist. And lost. By a small amount, but a loss is a loss.

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Old 06-10-2019, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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I was a Republican most of my life, but am a Democrat now...Trump was it, couldn't take any more.
But I have never let the D or R besides someones name make me vote for them....I always vote for Who I think is the best candidate, regardless of party affiliation.


I thought Bevin's attack on teachers was unforgivable.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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I am happy to see Democratic primary gubernatorial candidates Rocky Adkins and Adam Edelen aligning with Steve Beshear and joining him in actively campaigning. This will help Beshear, especially in rural areas.

It should be clear to all Kentuckians that current Governor Matt Bevins is a disaster for our beautiful commonwealth. If he is reelected (which I don't think is likely), our state will continue to plummet to still lower depths and be reinforced as the laughingstock of the other 49.

We deserve better. MUCH better. But we need to vote, and to encourage others to vote - Bevin was elected by approximately 22% of Kentucky's registered voters. That's unacceptable.

Oh, yes, once again Bevin was bitten by a horse at this year's Kentucky Derby, just as he was in 2018.

Maybe it will become a tradition: wear your finest colorful attire, sip a mint julep, sing "My Old Kentucky Home", play the ponies - and wait for Bevin get bitten by a horse.

Horses are highly intelligent animals...
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:28 PM
 
Location: KY
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I have a lot to say on this hot topic going on here in KY, but I have already had one of my threads deleted for posting it in a non- political forum.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:54 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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I have a lot to say on this hot topic going on here in KY, but I have already had one of my threads deleted for posting it in a non- political forum.
You are allowed to discuss state or local politics here provided it is on topic for the thread and remains civil. What is not allowed is discussing NATIONAL politics, or controversies that are not Kentucky specific. Any mention of our current president or other national politicians will be deleted unless it is DIRECTLY tied to just Kentucky. Those discussions, along with topics of general controversy, needs to be taken to P&OC.
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
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I knew that Bevin was going to be a dumpster fire when one of his first moves was rolling back a pay increase for state employees. His handling of the teacher retirement issue changed nothing for me.

The way I see it, this is Beshear’s race to win only because Bevin’s track record is been undisputedly awful.
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