It’s Bevin v. Beshear in the fall

Tuesday’s primary election held few surprises.

At the top of the ticket, Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear will face Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in a general election race that will be hard-fought and likely will get ugly. Even as polls closed in Kentucky, out-of-state organizations sent messages into the commonwealth, signaling their involvement in the race.

In its congratulatory note to Beshear, the Democratic Governors Association noted, “Kentucky will be a major pickup opportunity for the DGA this cycle, and Andy Beshear is the right choice to win back the Bluegrass State.”

On the other side, the Republican Governors Association hailed Bevin’s economic development strategies.

“Under Gov. Bevin, the Bluegrass State’s economy is firing on all cylinders,” the RGA said, while blasting Beshear as a liberal who “thinks he’s entitled to the state’s highest office just because of his last name.”

Bevin’s running mate is state Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester. Beshear’s running mate is Jacqueline Coleman, D-Harrodsburg.

Here are the match-ups for the Nov. 5 general election:

Attorney General

Daniel Cameron, R-Louisville

Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg


Auditor of Public Accounts

Mike Harmon, R-Danville

Sheri Donahue, D-Louisville


Commissioner of Agriculture

Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown

Robert Conway, D-Georgetown


Secretary of State

Michael G. Adams, R-Lyndon

Heather French Henry, D-Louisville



Allison Ball, R-Prestonsburg

Michael Bowman, D-Louisville


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