Kentucky lieutenant governor says she didn’t vote for Bevin

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, who was kicked off Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s ticket when he unsuccessfully sought reelection this year, says she didn’t vote for him.

Hampton told WDRB-TV in Louisville that it was a hard decision but she voted for Libertarian candidate John Hicks. Democrat Andy Beshear won the race.

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Bevin replaced Hampton on the ticket with state Sen. Ralph Alvarado. She said Bevin had hinted she might be dropped but she didn’t find out until about a half-hour before Bevin filed for reelection. She said that was Bevin’s prerogative and she wasn’t offended or disappointed.

Hampton was the first African-American to win statewide office in Kentucky. She said she’s sad Bevin won’t have another term because “he got a lot of things done” but added “how you treat people matters.”