Andy Beshear will 'stand stand with working people and working families.'

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

In his victory speech Tuesday night, Gov.-elect Andy Beshear thanked "our union families that helped make this election happen." 

"Andy and Jacqueline are incredibly grateful for all the hard work and support we received from our brothers and sisters in the labor movement," said Beshear-Coleman campaign spokesperson Sam Newton. "They were out on the doors, they were making phone calls, they were talking to their members."

Beshear and his running mate, Jacqueline Coleman, defeated Gov. Matt Bevin and state Sen. Ralph Alvarado, his running mate, by more than 5,000 votes. Even so, Bevin has not conceded and wants a recanvass, or a recheck of the vote totals. 

"Andy is going to be a governor who's going to stand with working people and working families and I think this election shows that Kentuckians know that when working families are doing well, it's good for everyone," Newton said.