While some Democrats and Trump bashers will point to this Republican loss as a blow to Trump, let's look at how the governor's race compared with the rest of the Kentucky statewide races. Bevin requested an official recanvass of the results, alleging voting irregularities.
"We used Matt Bevin's words against him", Turner said. If Bevin decides to take that step, he would need a court's approval for a recount. Beshear wins-Bevin loses!
During the campaign, Beshear pledged to restore "respect" and "Kentucky values" to the governor's office, and to protect Medicaid expansion and education funding, focusing the race on state and local issues instead of the nationalized vote Bevin wanted.
When there are a handful of off-year state elections, the pundits always rush to claim that there are enormous implications for whoever occupies the White House.
Soon after Bevin announced his intention to contest the election, Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers told the Louisville Courier-Journal that, according to his staff's research, the election may be decided (read: stolen) by the Republican legislature: "There's less than one-half of 1%, as I understand, separating the governor and the attorney general".
"Together, we will end cash bail", said Katz at her Election Night gathering at the Queens County Democratic offices.
MS was also a bright spot where Republicans held the Governor's mansion, but some Republicans expressed concern about an emerging pattern in suburban areas in states like Pennsylvania and Delaware.
He noted that Bevin was a "polarizing governor" but said, "If you're the president of the United States, and you won this state by that, wow, then you're not happy tonight". J.P. LaVertu, a Shelby County teacher, called Bevin "a disgrace to our state". "Climate change is real", he told reporters.
The suburban revolt against President Donald Trump's Republican Party is growing.
Mrs. Conway also pointed to a ballot measure in swing-state Colorado, where voters "rejected weakening the taxpayer Bill of Rights". But the successful candidates on Tuesday night were largely political moderates able to win over suburban voters in conservative areas. This is the third election in a row in which Democrats made significant gains since Trump was elected.
Outside of Kentucky and Virginia, Republicans actually had an alright evening.
Two years ago, Danica Roem became the first openly transgender candidate to win election a state legislature seat.
It was anti-Trump urban Virginia that delivered both housesfor the first time in 26 years with high turnout across the state. It's unclear if Tuesday night's results will affect the primary, but they will give a boost to candidates who are running on a more centrist platform. Just last weekend Vice President Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden held events in the state for their respective parties. Trump notably did not campaign in the state down the stretch, even as he sought to flex his political muscle in Kentucky and Mississippi.
"If he (Bevin) chooses to file a formal election contest, the House Majority Caucus will handle the matter in a legal, ethical, and appropriate manner that fulfills the requirements set forth by the Kentucky Constitution, statute and rules of the House", House Speaker David Osborne said in a statement Thursday.
In the other, Grimes filed a suit alleging that a new law stripped her office of its power over the State Board of Elections. "It shows that GOP attacks on Bernie and his agenda are likely to backfire-even in traditionally Republican states".
Kentuckians' understandable desire for economic prosperity, their association of that prosperity with coal, and the resulting perception that they must support Republicans to defend coal, have all formed a tightly-mortared political brick wall - one that's been almost impossible for Democrats to break through.
Emergency vehicles fill the parking lot at the Princess Anne Middle School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, after a nearby shooting killed 12, May 31, 2019.