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By KENNY COLSTON

Kentucky Democratic Party

Though the 30-day short legislative session is winding down, a one-year budget must still be passed.

This race is tight and is going to come down to the wire. And don't take our word for it. Look at what some of the leading national media outlets are saying about Andy's chances to win this race:

Voting is our right as Americans, our ability to come together to decide our state's direction and future.

But – hold on folks – here in Kentucky, things aren't so simple.

Take our governor, Matt Bevin. He wants Kentuckians who've recently had their voting rights restored to not be informed of that fact.

Our Office of Elections wants to be able to tell these men and women that they can once again vote. Bevin? He said no.

I’m an elementary school teacher, and I drive an Uber at night to help make ends meet. Working a second job is a reality for a lot of my colleagues.

No one goes into teaching to get rich -- we do it because we love our students and we know how important our public schools are for our communities. Having Matt Bevin call us names and attack us for the past three and a half years has been demoralizing.

By BILL FINN

Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council state director

Kentucky workers have endured the worst period in our history under Gov. Matt Bevin. Bevin has spearheaded a continuous stream of anti-labor bills filed to lower the wages, benefits and protections of workers. No other state in the nation has had to endure these reductions as Kentucky has. 

See below for a comment from the Beshear/Coleman campaign on the report from Politico this evening that the "White House is planning an 11th-hour push to stave off an embarrassing defeat for the Republican governor of Kentucky."

What do you call it when Kentucky families are being torn apart by opioids?

I call it a crisis. A challenge for our time.

My opponent calls it a business opportunity.

I am proud to have been one of the first Attorneys General to argue that reckless overprescribing and distribution of opioids was a public nuisance that was killing Kentuckians.

By BEN TOBIN

ROGERS, Ky. — In Eastern Kentucky's Red River Gorge area, an 18-foot replica of President Donald Trump's border wall is being scaled not only by experienced mountain climbers, but by novices and young children.

One climber even scaled it while juggling.

"You don't tell a climber that something can't be climbed or that it's impossible," said Rick Weber, the 75-year-old mountain climber who built the replica. "That's just a challenge."