What do outsiders have to say about E-Day in the Bluegrass?
It’s always interesting to read national coverage of politics in the Commonwealth. Thought you’d want to take a look at some of it.
Beshear was whipped and chained to the homosexual agenda. (They started calling Beshear and his running mate “the San Francisco treats,” for example.) They did everything but draw pictures of a Kentucky overrun by Mexican hordes. And the night before the election Fletcher pulled out the big gun, ordering the Ten Commandments to be posted in the State Capitol.
Looks like Kentucky has a Democratic Governor…and Mitch McConnell has reason to be real nervous.
State Auditer Crit Luallen is cruising to reelection with around 62% of the vote. All eyes will be on her soon to see if she jumps in the KY-Sen race against Mitch McConnell.
Beshear, 63, is a former lieutenant governor and state attorney general. His win marks a pickup for Democrats among governorships, offsetting a Republican pickup last month in Louisiana. Overall, Democrats would hold 28 governor’s posts, compared to 22 for Republicans.
Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher, a Republican whose lone term was dogged by a hiring scandal, lost badly Tuesday despite an election-eve effort to woo conservative voters by displaying the Ten Commandments in the state Capitol.
“Tomorrow begins the time when I call on every person in this state to come together with us, join hands with us, because together, folks, we can make Kentucky a much better place to call home,” the 63-year-old Beshear told supporters.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong and Kentucky’s new governor were among the few people who could get voters to embrace change on a day they seemed inclined to re-elect incumbents and reject ballot measures calling for new proposals.
Kentucky Democrat Steve Beshear gained a governor’s seat for his party in Tuesday’s “off year” election, trouncing Republican incumbent Ernie Fletcher. The victory by Beshear — a longtime figure in Kentucky politics — and his apparent wide margin were both expected; Fletcher’s incumbent advantage was wiped away by ethics controversies that plagued him and his administration during his term in office.
Mr. Beshear ran on a pledge to put “Kentucky first” and restore honesty to the post. Gov. Fletcher, however, asked voters to “choose values” and highlighted Mr. Beshear’s support for a ballot initiative that would change the state’s constitution to allow casino gambling.
Democrat Steve Beshear (D) rode to a convincing win over incumbent Gov. Ernie Fletcher (R) in Kentucky on Tuesday night, while malfunctioning voting machines have marred the special primary in the race for the late Rep. Paul Gillmor’s (R-Ohio) seat.
And, yes, it was a mandate no matter how we cut the cake. Let’s hear it for the double-digit winds of change that swept through Kentucky.