UPDATE: Early returns show tight race in KY GOP primary

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The polls have closed in Kentucky, and early returns show businessman Matt Bevin and former Louisville city councilman Hal Heiner in a virtual tie in the state’s Republican primary for governor.

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott lagged behind both on Tuesday.

All four had waged a furious campaign in an unusually crowded field for a Republican primary in a state that has long been dominated by Democrats.
The campaign was overshadowed by allegations from a former girlfriend that Comer had emotionally and physically abused her while the two dated in college more than two decades ago.

Comer and Bevin quickly used the allegations to paint Heiner as a dirty campaigner, changing the dynamic of the race just weeks before voters went to the polls.

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