Republican Matt Bevin has won the Kentucky governor’s race, according to The Associated Press, defeating Democrat Jack Conway.
Bevin, a self-funding businessman who unsuccessfully challenged Senate Majority Leader [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ] in a primary last year, overcame a funding disadvantage and Kentucky’s Democratic lean in state races to become only the second Republican to win a gubernatorial election since the early 1970s.
Take some time to mock this jerk
Dear tea party groups – IF Bevin wins you should thank Mitch McConnell for doing the right thing & going all in to help his former opponent.
— Brian Walsh (@brianjameswalsh) November 4, 2015
[UPDATE, 8:40 PM, Moe Lane: Not to pile on Kentucky Democrats… oh, who am I kidding? Check THIS comment out:]
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says Democrats will run on Obamacare in 2016 and “pound the Republicans into dust.” https://t.co/hMV7QXCFpk
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) November 3, 2015