Former Republican rivals publicly endorse Bevin for governor

Matt Bevin

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) – Republican nominee for governor Matt Bevin has met for the first time publicly with two of his rivals for the GOP nomination as he seeks to rally his scattered conservative base following the one of the closest statewide elections in Kentucky history.

Former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner and former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott urged Republicans to unite behind Bevin while speaking to a few dozen people at the Hardin County GOP headquarters on Friday. James Comer, who finished second to Bevin by just 83 votes in May’s Republican primary, did not attend because he was in Washington D.C. He had a surrogate read a letter of support.

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Democratic nominee Jack Conway spent the day campaigning in eastern Kentucky, a historic Democratic stronghold.

The election is Tuesday.


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