President Trump holds rally at Rupp Arena in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WEHT) – On the eve of Election Day all eyes are on Kentucky.

The race for governor is neck and neck in some polls.

And that’ why the president flew into Kentucky to host a large rally in Lexington throwing his support behind Governor Matt Bevin.

Gov. Matt Bevin spent his time on stage trying to motivate a packed Rupp Arena and the entire state of Kentucky to go vote for him Tuesday. But it was President Trump who got the biggest roar, the biggest applause and the most time in front of the microphone.

The president at one point called Bevin a pain, saying he calls to ask the president for help. This was very much a Trump rally.

Every sign, every banner, read Trump 2020. He didn’t look past Tuesday’s election.

The president endorsed a vote for Matt Bevin in the tight race with Andy Beshear as a vote for him.

“Matt Bevin will defend your Kentucky values. He loves his state.”

The president also spent time on stage bashing Andy Beshear, saying he doesn’t represent Kentucky, he represents the Washington swamp.

That’s what this race has largely been about. Each side in ads and here tonight has compared their opponent to their party in Washington.

The president being in Kentucky the night before the election can look like an advantage to some, others may see it as a sign of last second help.

The president visited Kentucky tonight, but as he heads back to Washington, tomorrow’s election is about Kentucky and the voters will ultimately decide.


Senator Rand Paul made the trek from Bowling Green to Lexington to speak ahead of President Donald Trump.

President Trump is expected to speak at Rupp Arena in Lexington at a rally.

He’ll be alongside fellow Republican Governor Matt Bevin, who is running for re-election as the Commonwealth’s governor.

Gov. Bevin has taken the stage in Lexington ahead of President Trump.

We’ll continue giving live updates throughout the rally.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WEHT) – President Donald Trump is set to take the stage at Rupp Arena in Lexington for a rally.

He’ll be speaking alongside fellow Republican Governor Matt Bevin.

Eyewitness News’ Jake Boswell is live in Lexington, bringing the latest updates.

The event is expected to begin at 6PM Central Time.

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Original Story

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WEHT) – Hundreds are lined up outside of Rupp Arena in Lexington for a seat inside Monday night’s rally featuring President Donald Trump.

President Trump is expected to rally alongside fellow Republican Governor Matt Bevin.

The event starts at 6 p.m. Central Time.

Doors open at 3 p.m. Central Time.

Gov. Bevin is up for re-election on Tuesday.

He’s being challenged by Democrat Andy Beshear and Libertarian John Hicks.

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(This story was originally published on November 4, 2019)

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