On this day in 1955, the AFL and CIO gathered at our first joint convention. Sixty-four years later, the AFL-CIO has so much to be proud of.


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At least Gov. Bevin is consistent. 

Kentucky State AFL-CIO Executive Board Member Donna Haynes, IBEW Local 1701, presented state AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan a silver tray in appreciation for the state AFL-CIO helping sponsor las

To all my supporters,

While Election Day did not bring us the victory we hoped for, I am grateful for the huge amount of support you all have given me through these past months. Seeing old friends and making new ones, and listening to the issues that Kentuckians were most passionate about has been a highlight of this campaign.

At the Trump Rally in Rupp Arena on Monday night, President Trump said of Gov. Matt Bevin, “he’s such a pain in the ass." Last night, Kentucky voters agreed and elected Andy Beshear instead.


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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."

By SemDem

Turns out, Kentucky voters weren’t swayed by Trump’s impassioned speech to come out and vote for his minion, Matt Bevin, just because it would personally help him out:

Read more here.

We thank Holly Erwin of Graves County for emailing us a copy of this letter she sent to James Comer, the First District’s Trump-hugging, union-busting congressman.

Dear Congressman Comer:

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to Louisville-born Baltimorian Rev. John E. Roberts, an Atherton High grad, for emailing us this after Andy Beshear's victory last night. "The sun is shining a bit brighter today in our Old Kentucky Home!" he also emailed. 




“Andy Beshear doesn’t share our Kentucky values,” said the one Matt Bevin campaign commercial that told the truth. Beshear’s values aren’t Bevin’s values.

Bevin’s values are Donald Trump’s values. “Even Trump couldn’t save Gov. Matt Bevin tonight,” said Democratic activist Daniel Hurt. Trump held a big rally for Bevin in Lexington Monday night.

Bevin-Trump values include shameless pandering to prejudice, notably nativism and religious bigotry. Governor-elect Andy Beshear’s values don’t.