Skip to comments.Beshear announces candidacy for governor in 2019
Posted on 07/13/2018 8:07:18 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
LOUISVILLE Attorney General Andy Beshear made his first campaign stop for the 2019 race for the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Louisville on Monday morning, with a message focused on teachers and the future of Kentucky.
The Louisville announcement on Monday morning was the first for Beshear, and his running mate, Jacqueline Coleman, an educator and founder of non-profit LEAD Kentucky a program that recruits and trains college women in an effort to build the next generation of leaders. The slate planned seven stops across the Commonwealth on Monday and Tuesday to announce their campaign.
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Beshear = Corrupt
It’s in the genes.
This’ll finally clear the way to get a Republican into the AG office. There hasn’t been one elected in KY since Eldon Dummit in 1943. Only Mississippi has gone longer without a GOP AG, none since Reconstruction in 1874.
How’s Bevin doing? Democrat lynching not working like with Fletcher? I noticed they are attacking him over a Black kid’s chess club.
What a disgusting length of time. What are some other long rat held state constitutional offices?
I know there hasn’t been a GOP Auditor in MA since ‘31, or Sec of State since ‘49.
NM Sec of State was rat from ‘31 till we finally won it in 2010. Unfortunately the rats got it back in the 2016 special election.
As far as I can tell, he seems to be doing just fine. I know you weren’t hot about him when he ran against Mitch, when I strongly backed him. I’m sure he’ll make an excellent Senator after his two terms in Frankfort (or perhaps 5 years, if Mitch retires in 2020 and Bevin runs to succeed him).
Yeah, the Dems wouldn’t dare try another coup d’état as they did with the corrupt AG Stumpy against Doc Fletcher. Not having the state leg anymore really took the wind out of their sails. I expect before long it’ll be like here in TN where the Dem caucus will be able to meet in a bathroom stall.
There appears to be conflicting info on MA Auditor. Wikipedia’s “party strength” list says the last Republican, Alonzo Cook, served from 1915 until his defeat in 1930. However, OurCampaigns shows a Republican did win it back in the 1938 anti-FDR backlash, Russell Wood. He beat the Dem incumbent, one Thomas H. Buckley. Another Democrat named Thomas J. Buckley (not father and son or brother, if any relation at all - you know the “name” stunts the Dems used to pull in MA), who was 2 years older than the other Buckley, ran in 1940 and narrowly defeated Wood.
Wood tried a few more times to get it back, doing well, but coming up short (he nearly won it back in 1946). T.J. Buckley would sit in office until his death in 1964. There were no close races again until 2010 when the seat came open and a GOP lady, Mary Zarrilli Connaughton, lost to Suzanne Bump by just 2%.
As for MA Sec of State, there hasn’t been a close race above 45% since 1960 when Ed Brooke lost 47-52% in an open race against future Boston Mayor Kevin White. Brooke bounced back quickly and won the AG office in 1962 when the incumbent Dem AG, Eddie McCormack, Jr. (nephew of U.S. House Speaker John McCormack) left it to try to stop Ted Kennedy in the Dem Senate primary. Unfortunately (for all of us) he failed.
This is comical. Hes done a pathetic job as AG, acting as though his mantra is to fight the governor at every turn. And Bevin is trying at every tern to tear down the deep south democrat cronyism nurtured by Beshears father all those years.
If Behear should win, it would be to the detriment of Kentucky, though the Teachers union might be pleased.
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