McConnell: Bevin ‘had a good 4 years,’ but likely lost

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GHENT, Ky. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin “had a good four years,” but he says a review of Bevin’s narrow reelection defeat is unlikely to change the outcome.

Bevin trailed Democrat Andy Beshear by about 5,000 votes in the Nov. 5 election. A re-canvass of votes is scheduled Thursday.

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McConnell was in Carroll County on Monday to tout a US-Spain treaty he helped pass that cut the taxes for the North American Stainless plant.

While there, McConnell said he’s “sorry Matt came up short.” He says the re-canvass is unlikely to change the election results, and that “barring a dramatic reversal on the re-canvass, we’ll have a new governor in three weeks.”

Bevin has cited voting irregularities in the governor’s race but has not provided evidence.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.