Associated Press

On election night, long before his win in the Kentucky governor’s race became official, Democrat Andy Beshear made clear who he thought helped make it happen.

“To our educators, this is your victory,” Beshear proclaimed in a Nov. 5 victory speech as he maintained a slim 5,000-vote margin.


Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones announced Friday that he will not run for U.S. Senate in 2020, ending months of speculation over whether he would launch an outsider campaign with the goal of taking down U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Jones, who had for months publicly waffled on whether to run, had laid out a political path of appealing to conservative University of Kentucky fans who listen to the show he built and see him as a friendly figure.

The path will remain unexplored.


AFT Local 1360

Kyle Henderson, John Stovall and Dorsey Ridley are co-chairs of Gov.-elect Andy Beshear's Labor Cabinet transition team.

Beshear announced the whole team today.

It’s official. Andy Beshear will be the next governor of Kentucky!

We want to give Governor-elect Beshear and Lt. Governor-elect Jacqueline Coleman something special once they are sworn in. So we’re asking supporters to digitally sign a congratulations card that we deliver to the governor’s office after the inauguration!

“We are relieved to know that Governor Bevin has finally accepted the will of the people and decided to concede the race for governor. For educators across the commonwealth this means they truly made the difference in electing Andy Beshear as our next governor.

Kentucky Building Trades Affiliates:

Governor Bevin finally conceded the election today to Governor–Elect Andy Beshear. The recanvas occurred today with no changes and Bevin conceded.

These past 4 years of the Bevin Administration were the darkest period for union construction workers and our signatory contractors in Kentucky’s history.


Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin conceded the race for governor Thursday, ending more than a week of speculation over whether he would contest the results of the Nov. 5 election, which he narrowly lost to Democrat Andy Beshear.

Bevin’s announcement came after a statewide recanvass showed minimal changes in election totals. Beshear won by less than 0.5 percentage points.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a developing story based on Bevin' opening statement. More posts will follow as the story unfolds.  


AFT Local 1360

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded defeat today while wishing Andy Beshear well.

Beshear, a Democrat and the outgoing attorney general, defeated Bevin by about 5,100 votes on Nov. 5.

Bevin called for today's re-canvass, or recheck of the county totals. As expected, it didn't change the outcome.