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  • Clinton: People should stop listening to GOP "propaganda"

    05/16/2016 4:49:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 5:24 PM EDT
    Hillary Clinton says its time people stopped listening to Republican propaganda. The remark was pushback from the likely Democratic presidential nominee against a vocal critic during a rally in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Monday. Clinton was praising the record of former Gov. Steven Beshear, a Democrat, noting education and employment gains, as well as his expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obamas health care overhaul. Clinton then said that Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to undo it all.
  • Kentucky House Up For Grabs? Been Dem since 1920!

    03/08/2016 12:10:10 PM PST · by SomeCallMeTim · 33 replies
    AP ^ | March 08, 2016 | Adam Beam
    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) The fate of the last legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats is in the hands of a few thousand Kentucky voters in four House districts scattered throughout the state. Those voters will choose four state representatives Tuesday in a series of special elections created by resignations and two strategic appointments by new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Democrats have 50 members and Republicans 46 in the Kentucky House of Representatives, where Democrats have held the majority for nearly a century. A Republican sweep would mean Democrats would not control the chamber for the first...
  • The day of reckoning has come," for kynect, health officials say [Obamacare Kentucky]

    02/28/2016 6:54:40 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/16/2016 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT Kynect, the portal to Kentuckys health insurance exchange, was described as too expensive and not sustainable by Kentucky Medicaid Commissioner Stephen Miller and Vicki Yates Brown Glisson, Secretary, Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Glisson told members of the House Budget Subcommittee on Human Resources on Tuesday that since the federal money used to support Kynect is beginning to go away, it is fast becoming cost prohibitive to keep what she calls the website, or portal intact. The day of reckoning has come, and were going to have to pay the bills, Glisson said. Glisson told legislators that...
  • Liberals Bent on Impeaching KY Governor for Keeping Campaign Promises

    02/25/2016 4:42:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | February 25, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    When Republican businessman Matt Bevin ran for governor of Kentucky, he promised to make a number of budget cuts in order to help fix the commonwealth's budget and salvage the huge deficit in the state's pension plan. He also promised to change marriage licenses issued by county clerks and to end the commonwealth's healthcare exchange program.The heart of Kentucky's Democratic political fortresses in Lexington and Louisville didn't think Bevin stood a chance on beating out their candidate, Jack Conway, then Kentucky Attorney General. Since 1947, only 2 Republicans have won the governor's mansion in this good old boy state prior...
  • The politics of Cruz and the personality of Trump — in one governor

    02/07/2016 7:30:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Post ^ | February 7, 2016 | Richard Warnica
    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- At the start, of course, he was a joke -- a rich man playing politics, dismissed by friend and foe. But he stayed in it. His numbers climbed. And at a certain point, he wasn't funny anymore. He is Matt Bevin, the governor of Kentucky, and his election last fall may say more about the current state of Republican politics than anything happening in New Hampshire this week. Bevin has been called "The Donald Trump of Kentucky." But he's more of an amalgam really: a mix of Trump, Ted Cruz and something all his own. His success...
  • Republican senators personally walk informed consent bill to Bevin's office for signature

    02/03/2016 7:13:44 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/2/2016 | Don Weber
    WITH VIDEO - The first pro-life bill to clear the House and Senate in a dozen years was personally walked down to Governor Matt Bevin by members of the GOP on Tuesday for his signature. Senate Bill 4, which allows real-time telemedicine consultations between doctors and women seeking an abortion, was signed on the spot by Kentucky's governor. GOP members of the Senate decided to walk the bill down to the governor's office where bill sponsor Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, personally handed the legislation to Bevin. Bevin gave the group the option to move the signing date to February...
  • Governor Matt Bevin blasts Planned Parenthood

    02/01/2016 8:17:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    http://www.facebook.com/GovMattBevin ^ | 2/1/2016 | Governor Matt Bevin (R-Kentucky)
    From Governor Matt Bevin, responding to PP's allegation that his administration approved them to open an abortion clinic: You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. Nov. 19 - Planned Parenthood filed deficient application to provide abortions. Attached to the application were purported written agreements, however, neither was actually with a "licensed acute care hospital capable of treating patients with unforeseen complications," or a "licensed local ambulance service for the transport of any emergency patient," both of which are required to be filed with the Cabinet before abortions can be performed. Dec. 7 - Mere hours...
  • Ky. Governor claims Planned Parenthood performs 'illegal, unlicensed' abortions

    01/28/2016 8:47:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | 1/28/2016 | Jessica Denson
    Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- Gov. Matt Bevin (R) claimed Thursday that Planned Parenthood is performing illegal and unlicensed abortions in Kentucky. He spoke to reporters and photographers during an unrelated event in Louisville. "I've always been a very strongly unapologetic pro-life individual," Bevin said. "To that end, that has not changed. What I tell you is interesting, and this is just breaking news even today, is that Planned Parenthood is illegally performing abortions in Kentucky." He went on to say, "It's that brazen disregard for the law that is going to be hammered down. There is no tolerance whatsoever for...
  • Live coverage: Gov. Matt Bevin (R-KY) State of the Commonwealth Budget Address

    01/26/2016 4:03:34 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    KET Live Stream ^ | 1/26/2016
    Governor Matt Bevin (R-Kentucky) State of the Commonwealth Budget Address - click link for live stream
  • Lexington Mayor Jim Gray running against US Sen. Rand Paul

    01/26/2016 2:46:37 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 12 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 1-26-2016 | Sam Youngman
    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray filed to run for the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning as a Democrat, declaring his candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on the day of Kentucky’s filing deadline. Gray, 62, told the Herald-Leader Monday night that he decided to challenge Paul last week and that he “absolutely” thinks he can win despite the state’s rightward lurch and widespread disapproval of President Barack Obama. Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article56605288.html#storylink=cpy
  • Will Governor Bevin Break His Obamacare Promise?

    01/19/2016 5:21:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January, 19, 2016 | Daneen Borelli
    Obamacare continues to be the policy issue that confounds grassroots conservatives, causing a major rift between activists and Republican politicians. Republican candidates across the nation tapped into voter anger over the unpopular health care program to propel their elections only to fail on the campaign pledges to end it. After years of promises, Congress finally passed a bill to repeal Obamacare in an effort to launch 2016 in a conservative direction. As expected, President Obama promptly vetoed the legislation, reminding the GOP of their futile efforts to repeal his health care plan. In his veto message, President Obama said...
  • Trump Gave $50k to McConnell to Defeat Tea Partier Bevin

    01/17/2016 11:50:31 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 161 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 1/17/2016 | Thomas
    Donald Trump has been trying to burnish his conservative credentials in his recent attacks on other Republican candidates. Despite his normal attacks on Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush, he has now taken to attacking Ted Cruz, calling him an "ultimate hypocrite" and implying that he is ineligible to run for the Presidency. Now it is revealed that Trump attacked current Kentucky Governor and former Senate candidate Matt Bevin. Before Bevin's victory last November he attempted to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Senate primary.
  • McConnell, Bevin say political changes on the horizon for Democrat-led House

    FRANKFORT - Two Kentucky Republicans who won lopsided victories over their Democratic opponents - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Gov. Matt Bevin - predicted Wednesday that the last southern legislative chamber in Democratic hands would soon come under GOP control. McConnell, who met with Bevin privately in the governor's Capitol office, called the political outcome "inevitable", and Bevin said Republicans would triumph in the upcoming election cycle. "It is a matter of time," Bevin said. "It's a function of when the House turns. It will happen in 2016. There's no question about that." ... "In my election where...
  • The Gift of Religious Freedom

    12/27/2015 6:31:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Last Tuesday, Kentucky's new governor, Matt Bevin, issued an executive order that eliminates the names of all county clerks from marriage licenses and protects the unalienable constitutional rights and religious freedoms of Kim Davis and all other clerks in Kentucky."This action is a fulfillment of a campaign promise by Gov. Bevin and is directly what our client Kim Davis has been requesting for months," said Mat Staver, Davis' attorney and founder of the Christian civil rights firm Liberty Counsel. "This promise will enable her and other clerks to do their jobs without compromising religious values and beliefs."The governor's statement reads in part:"To...
  • Kentucky Reduces the Minimum Wage (for state workers)

    12/26/2015 12:29:36 PM PST · by TTFX · 19 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | December 25, 2015 | Robert Wenzel
    "Wage rates ideally would be established by the demands of the labor market instead of being set by the government" he said. "The minimum wage stifles job creation and disproportionately impacts lower skilled workers seeking entry-level jobs," Bevin wrote in his executive order.
  • Inauguration of Governor Matt Bevin and Lt. Governor Jeanine Hampton

    12/08/2015 7:28:03 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    KET video | 12/8/2015
    Governor Matt Bevin (R-Kentucky) and Lt. Governor Jeanine Hampton (R-Kentucky) were officially sworn in shortly after midnight today and had a public ceremonial swearing-in later in the day along with inaugural parade and other festivities. Unfortunately I was not able to find the full inauguration day videos, but was able to find their speeches from the swearing-in, which are well worth watching: Inauguration speech of Lt. Governor Jeanine Hampton Inauguration speech of Governor Matt Bevin Official swearing in shortly after midnight and remarks by Bevin and Hampton
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Leading Kentucky Pastor

    11/24/2015 4:59:31 PM PST · by Isara · 2 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/24/15
    Dr. Jeffrey Fugate supports Ted Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Dr. Jeff Fugate, a prominent Independent Baptist pastor in Kentucky.Dr. Jeffery J. Fugate became the pastor of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in 1991, with 18 people attending his first service as pastor. Now, more than 2,000 people call Clays Mill Road Baptist Church their church home. He has led many outreach ministries, specifically serving as founder of Commonwealth Baptist College and Clays Mill Road Baptist Christian Academy, and has been instrumental in starting 28 new churches in Kentucky and other...
  • (Flashback) Madison Project PAC Endorses Colonel Rob Maness for Senate in Louisiana

    11/22/2015 8:07:07 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    Fort Worth, TX – The Madison Project PAC, the first conservative PAC to endorse Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Matt Bevin (R-KY), announced today that it is supporting Colonel Rob Maness for U.S. Senate against Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in Louisiana. "Rob Maness provides conservatives with a refreshing change from typical senatorial candidates,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project. “As a career Air Force officer who fought in combat for our country, constitutional principles are more than just a talking point. With a dearth of courage within the ranks of the Senate GOP Conference, Maness would bring his leadership...
  • Outrage After Political Cartoon About Governor Elect Bevin

    11/21/2015 12:49:58 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    WLEX-18 ^ | 11/19/2015
    People are outraged after the Herald Leader published political cartoonist Joel Pett's recent cartoon about Governor Elect Matt Bevin. The cartoon has been viewed by many as an attack on Bevin's adopted children. The Governor Elect is calling Pett a racist and some people are demanding that the paper fire Pett and the entire editorial staff at the Herald Leader. The cartoon, published Thursday, shows Bevin under his desk, shivering with fear. The caption reads, "Sir, they're not terrorists...they're your own adopted kids!" The children referenced in this cartoon are the four Ethiopian children the Governor Elect and his wife...
  • Louisville Rep. Denny Butler switches party affiliation to GOP [Bevin effect]

    11/21/2015 8:46:56 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/19/2015 | Nick Storm
    Rep. Denny Butler of Louisville has switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. ... The impetus for Butler’s decision to move from the Democratic ranks to the Republican column may stem from retiring Rep. Larry Clark’s endorsement of Alan Gentry in the Democratic primary to replace him in the 46th House District... “I know there’s been a, sort of a feud down there in the district that Larry Clark represented,” Stumbo said at the Kentucky Association of Counties conference in Lexington. “I assume that has something to do with it, but I hope that he will reconsider. He comes...
  • KY Newspaper Cartoonist Joel Pett Thinks Governor-elect Matt Bevin’s Children Look Like Terrorists

    11/19/2015 1:06:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | November 19, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    I'm sure members of the Circle of Jerks will look on this and give it a complete pass. They will not see the media bias. But even Democrats in Kentucky are expressing outrage at the Lexington Herald-Leader's decision to run an editorial cartoon comparing Matt Bevin's children to terrorists. The cartoonist, Joel Pett, was reacting to Matt Bevin's call to curtail the influx of Syrian refugees. Bevin has multiple children adopted from overseas and regularly conducts Christian mission trips to Africa. You'd think a man like that might be someone to listen to when even he expresses concerns about Syrian...
  • Gov.-elect Bevin says Election Day results "a cry for help" from Kentuckians as GOP celebrates wins

    11/15/2015 6:48:51 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/14/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    With 106 of the state’s 120 counties in his column, Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin said the state’s electoral map last week represented “a cry for help from the people of Kentucky” during his remarks to the Republican Party of Kentucky’s state central committee on Saturday. The meeting of top GOP officials doubled as a rallying cry ahead of next year’s legislative races, with Republicans vying for control of the state’s House of Representatives for the first time since 1921. The celebratory mood at the Ramada Plaza in Louisville on Saturday offered a stark contrast with the feeling among Democratic leaders,...
  • His health initiatives in the political crosshairs, Gov. Beshear defends kynect, Medicaid expansion

    11/15/2015 6:42:38 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/14/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Gov. Steve Beshear gave a forceful defense of federal health programs he enacted during his final term in office, urging Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, who campaigned aggressively on scrapping the state-based exchange kynect and altering expanded Medicaid, to reconsider his position on Friday. Beshear mentioned Bevin by name repeatedly during a Capitol news conference highlighting recent health progress in the state, pointing to statistics showing increased health coverage and economic activities in his appeal to the Republican. “During election season the political rhetoric tends to be strong and the promises bold,” said Beshear, a Democrat. “But the fun and games are...
  • Dakota Meyer named grand marshal of Gov.-elect Matt Bevin's inaugural parade

    11/13/2015 9:53:46 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/13/2015 | Nick Storm
    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer will serve as grand marshal of Gov.-elect Matt Bevin’s Inaugural Parade, Bevin’s team announced on Friday. Meyer is one of only three living recipients of the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest decoration. On Sept. 8, 2009, the then-21-year-old Meyer is credited with saving 36 Marines from Taliban forces. “It is truly an honor to have Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Dakota Meyer to serve as our Grand Marshall,” Bevin said in a press release. “We want military veterans and others in uniform to be central figures at this inauguration. This will be...
  • REPORT: Obama Just Got SHOCKING News From These States…This Could Be His Worst Nightmare

    11/11/2015 7:12:40 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 46 replies
    Obama insists that DEMOCRATS are the future of America saying that the Republican party is 'outdated.' In reality, Obama is dead wrong. More Republicans are making massive gains at the state and local levels. Take the victory of the governor elect Matt Bevin in Kentucky recently! Bevin, a Tea Party favorite became only the second Republican in four decades to win Kentucky’s governorship! The Washington Post reports: With Matt Bevin’s win in Kentucky on Tuesday night, Republicans now hold 32 of the nation’s governorships — 64 percent of all the governors mansions in the country. (One race, in Louisiana, won’t...
  • He Hasn't Been Sworn in Yet,

    11/10/2015 3:22:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: They're already after the Kentucky governor. Before the guy is even sworn in, predictably, this is a prediction that I made -- gee, I don't know, years ago. I'll just tell you this, you'll see what I mean. This is from the Washington Post: "Kentucky’s Newly Insured Worry About Their Health Under Next Governor." (laughing) We just had a Republican governor, a Tea Party guy, a staunch conservative win in a landslide in Kentucky, in part running against Obamacare, and here comes the Drive-By Media saying that the people in Kentucky are now getting scared and they're...
  • Kentucky’s governor-elect just granted Kim Davis a major victory

    11/10/2015 12:37:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/10/15 | Ben Johnson
    FRANKFORT, KY, November 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On December 8, Kentucky will have a new governor, and Kim Davis will have a chance to do her job without denying her faith. Governor-elect Matt Bevin has promised that he will change the state's marriage forms, removing the name of the county clerk entirely - the reform Davis had pleaded with state lawmakers to enact before spending five days in jail. Davis, the clerk of Rowan County in eastern Kentucky, is a born again Christian who believes participating in a same-sex "marriage" would make her guilty of a major sin. Before the...
  • Surge of Democratic Turnout Has Yet to Appear

    11/10/2015 6:46:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Michael Barone
    You don't have to wander long in the liberal commentariat to find projections that the Republican Party is in a death spiral, doomed by demographics, discredited by the dissension among House Republicans, disenchanted with its experienced presidential candidates and despised by the great mass of voters. There is something to be said for each of these propositions -- and yet Republican candidates keep winning elections, as in recent contests in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Virginia. Admittedly, the first three of these states have been solidly Republican in recent presidential and congressional elections, and Americans have increasingly been straight-ticket voters. But...
  • ObamaCare gives Kentucky a Republican businessman governor

    11/08/2015 9:09:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/15 | Herman Cain
    And Republicans across the country should take note. According to all the polls leading up to last Tuesday’s gubernatorial election in Kentucky, Republican businessman Matt Bevin wasn’t supposed to have a chance. This was the same Matt Bevin who had launched a lamentably unsuccessful primary campaign last year against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and was treated by much of the press in the state (OK, technically the commonwealth) as a loose cannon who couldn’t be taken seriously. But Mr. Bevin pounded away at ObamaCare. And if you’re wondering why, since that’s ostensibly a national issue, you might recall that...
  • Incoming Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Tells EPA to ‘Pound Sand’ on Big Issue

    11/07/2015 12:28:52 PM PST · by bestintxas · 72 replies
    the blaze ^ | 11/6/15 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin said in an appearance on The Glenn Beck Radio Program Friday that he will push back against the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to regulate the coal industry, telling the EPA to “pound sand.” Bevin’s comments came after Glenn Beck asked, “Now that you’re in, President Obama has said that he’s going to destroy the coal industry. Kentucky is a coal state. What are you going to be doing specifically to push back on that?” In August, President Barack Obama unveiled his coal policy in partnership with the EPA, granting the agency authority over what is traditionally...
  • Laugh Alert: Liberals claim GOP cheated to rig election for Bevin

    11/07/2015 3:05:44 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 32 replies
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  • Removing clerks' names from marriage licenses will be among top priorities of Gov.-elect Matt Bevin

    11/07/2015 1:07:43 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/6/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin plans to make marriage licensing one of his first priorities after his inauguration Dec. 8, pledging Friday to take executive action to strip county clerks’ names from the documents. Bevin spoke to the media in the Capitol Rotunda in his first post-election news conference, where he reiterated his plan to shutter Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, kynect, as well as his stance against releasing his tax returns. The state’s next governor spent much of his day at the Capitol meeting with his transition team and legislative leaders, saying he expects to announce his chief of...
  • Kentucky's governor-elect to remove clerk names from state marriage licenses

    11/06/2015 12:44:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Yahoo News Via ^ | 11/06/2015 | By Steve Bittenbender
    LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin said on Friday that when he takes office in December he will order changes to the state marriage license form to appease clerks who have objected to issuing licenses to same-sex couples. "One thing I will take care of right away is we will remove the names of the county clerks from the marriage form," Bevin told reporters in the Capitol rotunda. Bevin, only the second Republican elected governor in Kentucky since 1971, said he would make the change by executive order. It is unclear what impact his order would have on the...
  • It Happened Again! Liberals Shocked to See Conservatism Win on Election Day

    11/04/2015 1:02:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Man, oh, man, oh, man, oh, man. You wake up today -- maybe you were paying attention last night, I don't know -- but you wake up today and find out what happened, you may not even have known in some parts of the country it was Election Day yesterday. And if you're one of the ones who didn't, you wake up today and you find out, holy cow, it happened again. You have to be buoyed. If you don't know what happened last night via the election returns just hang in there because I'm gonna tell...
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • Meet Jenean Hampton, the first black statewide officeholder in Kentucky. And, she’s a Republican

    11/04/2015 9:54:56 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | Amber Phillips
    Kentucky's newest lieutenant governor-elect is unique in many ways. She and her running mate, Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, are some of this election cycle's first victorious political outsiders. (Bevin had been likened to Donald Trump). Jenean Hampton is also the first African American to be elected to statewide office in Kentucky. And she's just one of a handful of black women on the national level to identify with the tea party movement.
  • Tea Party Conservative Matt Bevin Wins Kentucky Governor Race -- And What the GOP Can Learn From Him

    11/04/2015 11:48:57 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-04-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Although Kentucky had elected only one Republican governor in the last four decades, Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin handily defeated Democrat Jack Conway yesterday. The off-year election, one of many state and local contests held Tuesday ‎across the country, was seen by some as a test for outsider candidates at a time when several such candidates are seeking the GOP presidential nomination. Bevin, who has run as an outsider ever since he unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Mitch McConnell last year, was declared the winner over state Attorney General Conway in the gubernatorial race shortly after polls closed Tuesday evening. The victory...
  • Election Night in Kentucky, Virginia; Bevin wins in Kentucky; GOP holds VA Senate

    11/04/2015 7:43:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Most of the attention in politics has focused on the 2016 elections, but a few contests on this Election Day 2015 are worth noting, too. Republicans have had a long history of frustration in gubernatorial races in otherwise friendly Kentucky, and they may well add another chapter of failure today — unless a last-minute infusion of cash can bridge the gap for Matt Bevin: Republicans are pouring money into a last-minute effort in Tuesday’s Kentucky gubernatorial race, aiming to rescue Matt Bevin’s struggling campaign and keep the GOP from again being shut out of the conservative state’s governorship.Bevin, who...
  • The GOPe can fool itself but Kentucky’s Democrats call Bevin’s win “Trump-mania”

    11/04/2015 9:49:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Republican establishment take note: At the end of the night a Kentucky Democrat called the crushing defeat of his Party’s candidate a result of “Trump-mania.” For the GOPe, in just one year Matt Bevin has come from “annoying” to “serious” to Governor Elect of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Bevin, the personification of “outsider,” has won a resounding victory in the Blue Grass State that changes the make-up of its government across the board. Sweeping to a victory that the pollsters tried to convince Kentuckians would be an upset if at all, Bevin whipped the tar out of Democrat Jack Conway...
  • New Kentucky Governor, Matt Bevin, had this to say about Glenn Beck

    11/04/2015 9:36:25 AM PST · by 1raider1 · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 20, 2015 | Governor Elect Matt Bevin
    Thanks to @GlennBeck for having me on your show this morning! We had a good discussion on what's at stake in this critical race.
  • CAUTION SNOWFLAKES: Triggers Ahead

    11/04/2015 7:55:52 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Election day highlights from around the country: Ohio nixes marijuana, San Francisco boots their Sanctuary City Sheriff and Kentucky elects a Republican governor whose black, female lieutenant governor running mate has a back story that sounds like a female version of Ben Carson’s.Oh, and did I mention that both Governor-elect Matt Belvin and his Lt. Governor, Jenean Hampton, are Tea Party activists who have never held public office before? That sounds like bad news for the DNC and the RNC. Connect the dots, Reince. And as a follow-up on this week’s informal topic, free speech, there’s this killer article from...
  • Conservatives Have A Big Night In Local And State Elections

    11/04/2015 3:20:31 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    Link only http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/2015-elections-conservatives-win_563972dee4b0b24aee4812a0?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
  • Democrats Blame 'Trump-Mania' for Matt Bevin Victory in Kentucky

    11/03/2015 10:07:08 PM PST · by Vision Thing · 107 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats stunned by Matt Bevin's victory in the race for Kentucky governor blamed "Trump-mania" for the Tea Party candidate's unlikely 53%-44% win over Democrat Jack Conway. "Attorney General Jack Conway ran a strong campaign focused on the issues that matter to Kentuckians: good schools, good-paying jobs and economic opportunity," said Elisabeth Pearson, executive director of the Democratic Governors Association, in an official statement on the results. Pearson added: "Unfortunately, he ran into the unexpected headwinds of Trump-mania, losing to an outsider candidate in the year of the outsider. While Jack Conway came up just short tonight, his presence in this...
  • Kentucky Election Recap - GOP now holds majority of state offices

    11/03/2015 9:20:15 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    11/3/2015
    Governor: Matt Bevin (R) defeats Jack Conway (D) 53% - 44% - GOP gain Lt. Governor: Jenean Hampton (R) defeats Sannie Overly (D) *runs as a ticket with the candidates for governor - GOP gain - first African American to hold statewide office in Kentucky history.. Agriculture Commissioner: Ryan Quarles (R) defeats Jean-Marie Lawson Spann (D) 60% to 40% - GOP hold. This was the only state office the GOP held prior to tonight (James Comer is the incumbent - ran unsuccessfully for governor vs. running for re-election). Treasurer: Allison Ball (R) defeats Rick Nelson (D) 61% to 39% -...
  • Bevin New Repub Gov of Kentucky

    11/03/2015 6:01:41 PM PST · by LowNslow · 35 replies
    11/3/2015 | LowNslow
    Matt Bevin elected new Gov of Kentucky. Dem Jack Conway has conceded.
  • Matt Bevin, Republican, Wins Governor’s Race in Kentucky

    11/03/2015 5:22:02 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 82 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 11/3/15 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ALAN BLINDER
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Matt Bevin, a Republican political novice, wealthy Louisville businessman and Tea Party favorite, was elected Kentucky’s next governor on Tuesday, a victory that could herald a new era in a state where Democrats have held the governor’s mansion for all but four of the last 44 years. The Associated Press declared Mr. Bevin the winner shortly after 8 p.m. In beating his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, Mr. Bevin surprised many in his own party, who believed that the climate in Kentucky was ripe for a Republican but feared that Mr. Bevin, a charismatic conservative with...
  • Race for governor tops Ky. general election (Election Day!)

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Here is a look at Kentucky's top races in Tuesday's general election, from the contest for governor at the top of the ticket to down-ballot races for statewide offices: GOVERNOR Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin square off in the race to become Kentucky's next governor in a pivotal off-year election. The winner succeeds Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who could not seek re-election because of term limits. The campaign turned into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Outgoing Gov. Steve Beshear used an executive order to expand the state's Medicaid program to...
  • Call To Action: It's Election Day in Kentucky - can you help us win?

    11/03/2015 5:00:54 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    11/3/2015
    Good Morning, Fellow FReepers: Today is Election Day in Kentucky - polls are open until 6 PM local time (Eastern for part of the state, Central for the other). This is projected to be a very low turnout election, therefore, boosting the conservative turnout just slightly can help. It's very difficult to get through to national talk shows, but if someone today could happen to get through to shows like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mike Gallagher, etc. and include in your call with a message similar to the below: "...before I go, I wanted to remind everyone it...
  • Matt Bevin focuses on northern Kentucky with electoral finish line in sight

    10/31/2015 8:19:38 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/31/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FLORENCE — After a bruising primary against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell last year, few would have predicted Bevin, in his second political campaign ever, would be where he is today: potentially becoming the second Republican elected governor since former Gov. Louie Nunn won the office in 1967. Bevin looked to the state’s three northernmost counties to rouse supporters on Saturday, spurring on about 50 volunteers at his Boone County headquarters before they made the door-to-door rounds or continued phone-banking. He made earlier stops in Kenton and Campbell counties ahead of Tuesday’s election. Bevin thumped his three GOP rivals — Agriculture...
  • KY Gov Elections a Jump Ball in Final Days

    10/30/2015 12:55:22 PM PDT · by No Dems 2016 · 21 replies
    Alexandria, VA - A new survey conducted by Vox Populi Polling amongst likely Kentucky voters found that the three-way race for Kentucky Governor remains tight and will likely come down to voter turnout. Top Numbers: Matt Bevin: 44% Jack Conway: 44% Drew Curtis: 6% (moe: +/- 3.9%) While the survey shows this is an exceptionally close race, Republican candidate Matt Bevin narrowly edges Democrat candidate Jack Conway 46-43 percent among self-reported Kentucky voters who say they will definitely head to the polls on Tuesday. Both candidates have an equal 79 percent share of their respective parties, but Bevin has a...