Kentucky governor election

Andy Beshear (D) has won, 100% of precincts reporting.

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2019 at 2:22 p.m. EST

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a blunt businessman and close ally of President Trump, is trying for a second term in Kentucky this November. He has not been the most popular governor — his own Republican lieutenant governor is suing him, and a Republican state senator is actively campaigning against him.

The Democratic nominee in the race is Andy Beshear, the state’s attorney general and son of former Kentucky governor (and predecessor to Bevin) Steve Beshear. He was one of only two Democrats to win a Kentucky statewide office in 2015. A libertarian candidate, John Hicks, is also on the ballot.

Bowling Green

Frankfort

Louisville

Lexington

LEAD/WON

Democrat

Republican

CandidateVotes Pct.
Andy BeshearBeshearDEMCheck
709,84649.2%
Matt BevinBevin*GOP
704,76048.8
John HicksHicksLIB
28,4422.0
Total votes from 100% of precincts1,443,048
* Incumbent

By Jason Bernert, Lenny Bronner, Madison Dong, Simon Glenn-Gregg, Jason Holt, Isabelle Lavandero, Erik Reyna, Ashlyn Still and Susan Tyler

Sources: AP