FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - While Kentucky lawmakers are working on a pension bill he wants them to pass, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has been in Colorado talking trade with the vice president.
The campaign of Bevin's Democratic challenger calls it a "complete lack of leadership" for Bevin to be out of the state while lawmakers meet in a special session that Bevin convened.
A photo showing Bevin attending a speech by Vice President Mike Pence at a Republican Governors Association event in Colorado was circulated Tuesday on Twitter.
Bevin faces a tough reelection challenge from Democrat Andy Beshear.
Beshear's campaign said Tuesday that Bevin "can't even be bothered to show up" as lawmakers debate his pension proposal.
Bevin tweeted that he met with Pence to discuss trade issues affecting Kentucky.
A special legislative session costs taxpayers about $66,000 daily.
Had a great meeting this morning with @VP to discuss the importance of getting the #USMCA ratified by the US Congress and the positive impact that will have on @ThinkKentucky and our economic growth...— Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) July 23, 2019
Grateful to have the @VP as both a personal friend and a strong friend of KY! https://t.co/WFsTKcBLMH