Governor Matt Bevin leaving office with parting shots

Matt Bevin

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has unleashed a spree of attacks against his successor just days before handing over power.

The outbursts showed the abrasive side of a personality that at times overshadowed his one term in office and contributed to his downfall.

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In rapid-fire succession this week, Bevin claimed without proof that an appointee of Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear had to pay with political contributions to get the job, claimed that abortion clinics will be “popping up” once he’s unable to block them and blamed his defeat on Democratic “harvesting” of votes in cities.

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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