Amid heated race, 2 GOP candidates for governor throw pies

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Republican primary for governor is getting messy.

Two of the four candidates on Monday had pies thrown in their faces to raise awareness for Read On, a northern Kentucky based charity that helps children read at grade level.

Matt Bevin went first, challenging candidates James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott to do the same. Scott agreed and soon posted a photo of his pie-smeared face on Twitter.

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The race for governor turned negative last week as a political action committee aired ads targeting various candidates in the race. The ads prompted a heated exchange at a recent debate in Louisville. Scott, the former Kentucky Supreme Court justice, said Monday’s pie in the face was an attempt to bring levity to the campaign.

The primary is May 19th.