Wednesday Morning Man: Andy Beshear!
Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory Tuesday night in the Kentucky governor’s race over incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
With 99% of precincts reporting, Beshear currently has 709,697 votes to Bevin’s 703,899 who said he is not conceding.
Beshear told supporters that his victory sent a message: “That our values, and how we treat each other is still more important than our party. That what unites us as Kentuckians is still stronger than any national divisions.”
Beshear, 41, was elected attorney general of Kentucky in 2015. He is the son of former two-term Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear who was Bevin’s predecessor.
He attended Vanderbilt University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science and anthropology. He then attended the University of Virginia School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor.