Kentucky Republican candidates tour state to rally supporters

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FORDSVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) The Republican candidates for Kentucky’s statewide offices are touring the commonwealth, less than two weeks before Election Day.

Governor Matt Bevin and the other candidates met with supporters in Fordsville Friday morning.

The rally is one of their final pushes before the election in less than two weeks. They spoke about who they were, and their agenda.

“I think we have a responsibility to enforce and defend the laws passed by the General Assembly,” said Daniel Cameron, Republican nominee for Attorney General.

“It is a right. It is a privilege. But it is an obligation to get out and vote on November 5th,” said Gov. Bevin during his speech.

The tour happens as some polls show a close race between Governor Bevin and his opponent, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, the Democratic nominee. A Mason-Dixon poll done earlier this month showed the race a tie, with both candidates at 46%

“I pay to no more attention to those than any that proceeded them. I think the only poll that matters is the one we’re going to see November 5th,” said Gov. Bevin.

Gov. Bevin said there’s still work to do on issues including the state’s pensions, and tax code that didn’t get done during his first term. He told his supporters to vote their values, and not just for the person or straight ticket.

“My mother was a Democrat, my father was a Republican. We had a lot of very good dinner discussions. I usually vote the person. I usually don’t vote the straight ticket. But in order for me to vote the person this year, I have to vote the straight ticket,” said David Lanham of Beaver Dam.

The candidates also stopped in Elizabethtown and Paducah during their bus tour. Kentucky voters go to the polls on November 5th.

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(This story was originally published on October 25, 2019)

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