LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Democrat Andy Beshear wins gubernatorial race to become the next Governor of Kentucky with 711,955 votes beating out Republican Matt Bevin in his re-election campaign over Bevin’s 707,297 votes.
There has been no official call from the Associated Press as of yet.
Beshear knocked on 1,000,000 doors around the state in his race for governor reaching his one-millionth Monday while gathering support.
During stops, Beshear stuck with his campaign strategy making this race about what he calls “Kitchen Table” state issues which are public education, pensions, healthcare and jobs.
He is the son of former Governor Steve Beshear and former Attorney General of Kentucky.
Supporters are gathered in Louisville with Beshear to celebrate the win.
Beshear said as Attorney General he fought for those with pre-existing conditions and stood up to Governor Matt Bevin for teachers and their pensions.
He said as Governor he will fully fund public education and protect and expand access to affordable health care.
Governor Matt Bevin would have become the first republican Kentucky governor to be re-elected to office since it became legal to re-elected for a second term in 1992.
Beshear also beat out libertarian candidate John Hicks.