McConnell: Bevin ‘had a good 4 years,’ but likely lost

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FILE – In a Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., front, and Attorney General William Barr arrive before President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House about his judicial appointments, in Washington. McConnell said Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin “had a good four years” during a visit to a steel plant in Kentucky Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Bevin ran a close race against Democrat Andy Beshear but is trailing by about 5,000 votes ahead of a re-canvass on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

GHENT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin “had a good four years,” but he says a review of Bevin’s narrow reelection defeat is unlikely to change the outcome.

Bevin trailed Democrat Andy Beshear by about 5,000 votes in the Nov. 5 election. A re-canvass of votes is scheduled Thursday.

McConnell was in Carroll County on Monday to tout a US-Spain treaty he helped pass that cut the taxes for the North American Stainless plant.

While there, McConnell said he’s “sorry Matt came up short.” He says the re-canvass is unlikely to change the election results, and that “barring a dramatic reversal on the re-canvass, we’ll have a new governor in three weeks.”

Bevin has cited voting irregularities in the governor’s race but has not provided evidence.

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(This story was originally published on November 11, 2019)

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