Andy Beshear's campaign optimistic about turnout

Published: Nov. 5, 2019 at 5:28 PM EST
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The heated battle for governor between Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear comes to an end Tuesday night.

Andy Beshear hopes to strum up support from Democrats, teachers and Republicans who are frustrated with Bevin's handling of the pension system.

Governor Bevin won his last election by nearly 90,000 votes, sweeping much of Eastern, Western and Southern Kentucky.

Beshear toured Western Kentucky on Monday.

Beshear and his campaign said they have both Republicans and Democrats supporting Beshear in the rural areas.

We talked with the communication director for the Beshear/Coleman campaign Sam Newton, and he is optimistic.

"We're feeling good, there's so much energy. And enthusiasm, momentum, we've been crisscrossing this entire state you know we spent a lot of time in Eastern Kentucky with Rocky Adkins. You know Rocky and Andy ran against each other in the primary but they're unified now and they know this race is much bigger than any of them, it's about the kitchen table issues that Eastern Kentucky worry about," Newton said.

Bevin spent the weekend in Eastern Kentucky, and Monday he was with President Donald Trump in Lexington.

"Matt Bevin is going to try and hide behind President Trump and what's happening in Washington DC, because he has a failed record of trying to bully teachers, tear down public education, tear down rural hospitals. So you know we are crisscrossing the state actually listening to people and listening to their concerns which is something that has been missing in Frankfort for the last for years," said Newton.

You can see the election results