Former Gov. Beshear: Bevin’s accusations “pathetic spectacle”

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Former Governor Steve Beshear has released a statement addressing Tuesdays accusations by Governor Matt Bevin that the former administration acted unethically in its handling of bids and campaign contributions.

The statement reads as follows:

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“At some point, Matt Bevin has to realize there is a time to campaign and a time to govern.  Attacking me in an effort to distract the public from his Benefind debacle and his plan to strip away healthcare from hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians will not work. Today’s accusations, which have absolutely no basis in truth, continue this pathetic spectacle.  There was never any attempt to pressure employees to make political contributions, and we followed both the spirit and the letter of procurement laws.  Furthermore, I made my tax returns public all eight years I was governor, something Gov. Bevin refuses to do even after promising to do so.  Kentuckians deserve better.”