As Rachel Maddow said on her show, off year elections can often be interesting to follow and what happened in the Kentucky governor’s race is no exception. Democrat Andy Beshear defeated Republican incumbent and Donald Trump acolyte Matt Bevin in the Kentucky governor election. This is a sweet victory for the Democrats and a stinging loss for the Republicans. Especially since Bevin tried so hard to model Trumpism.
Bevin was not well liked by many in his state. Especially due to his hawkish stances on health care, education, and law enforcement. Low approval ratings from teachers and law enforcement officials appeared to play a significant role in the outcome of this election.
One other interesting note is that Beshear’s father Steve Beshear was the last Democrat governor in Kentucky. He was obviously liked well enough for voters to trust his son. Perhaps if had been a different Democrat, Bevin would have still won.
That all said, the Democrats did win this election and of course what this has everyone wondering is what does this mean for 2020? Kentucky was a state that really threw their support behind Trump in the 2016 election. For them to vote in a Democrat for Governor just three years later is pretty shocking. What do you all think? Is this a sign of more bad news for Trump in the 2020 election or is it really too early to say?
On a related note, I’m trying to keep all things impeachment related up to date in my monster whistleblower thread. Click here to check that out. It is possible that Trump isn’t running in 2020, but I still think that as of now, the Republican controlled Senate will not convict him.