LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear has denounced a short-lived attack against him as “one of the most disgusting ads” in Kentucky history. The TV ad briefly run by a super PAC came up late in a debate Thursday night among the Democratic candidates for governor.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Undaunted by his status as a political underdog, state Rep. Robert Goforth has logged more than 10,000 miles in his pickup truck and invested at least $750,000 of his own money into challenging Kentucky’s governor in the state’s Republican primary. Along the way, he’s tried to incite a GOP revolt against incumbent Matt Bevin. The other Republicans running for governor are William Woods and Ike Lawrence.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s chief election official is projecting about 12.5% of the state’s registered voters will turn out for next week’s primary election. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday it appears turnout next Tuesday will be consistent with past primary elections, based partly on current absentee voting patterns.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has started its appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that struck down a state abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. The Republican governor’s legal team filed a notice of appeal Wednesday with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.