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Oh.My!



The guy who went after Mitch McConnell is in the lead in the GOP primary.



The Dem primary has been called. It was expected.



Right now:



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http://www.wlwt.com/politics/kentucky-e ... 5/33027376







And some background:



The soap opera that is Tuesday’s Kentucky governor’s primary, explained



By Amber Phillips May 19 at 1:55 PM









If McConnell had his way, the Republican side was going to be similarly clean-cut. The race was shaping up late last year as a two-way battle between Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and former Louisville council member Hal Heiner, with former state Supreme Court justice Will T. Scott trailing third.



But all that changed Jan. 27, just two hours before the race's 4 p.m. filing deadline, when businessman Matt Bevin surprised everyone by throwing his name into the GOP primary. If his name sounds vaguely familiar, it's because the tea party candidate challenged McConnell in the majority leader's U.S. Senate primary last year. McConnell's team was characteristically ruthless with Bevin -- Bevin attended a cockfighting event! -- and Bevin refused to endorse McConnell in the general election.



In his latest foray into politics, Bevin took an immediate lead in the governor's race by promising to dismantle the health-care exchange Beshear set up under Obamacare.



The drama begins



Here's where things get soap-opery. Exactly two weeks ago, the Louisville Courier-Journal published a four-page letter from a woman claiming to have dated Comer while the two were students at Western Kentucky University in the 1990s.





more:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the ... explained/








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96% precincts reporting. Now Bevin 32.8% Comer 32.4%.

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25 min ago:



Michael Gossum @fmgossum



Warren County should show up on next round of report. 98% precincts reporting currently Comer up by 30 votes.



but 6 min ago:



Michael Gossum @fmgossum



Latest results show Bevin back ahead, but it's very close. We're talking less than 100 votes.





Can't get much closer than this race.




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Welp, that's pretty much that. Buh-bye Kentucky, and sorry to the 400k+ losing their health insurance - no big deal right? ASSHOLES. :mad2: Why are people so damn stupid? It's like committing suicide. :brickwallsmall:
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Looks like Ben Carson was right. There are a lot of stupid people in America, and most of them will end up voting for him.
In the Trump era anything is true if enough people believe it.

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Looks like the entire state went red tonight.
In the Trump era anything is true if enough people believe it.

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It nearly makes me physically ill.

The only bright note is Grimes and Beshear's son won their races.
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Bevin puts the "goober" in gubernatorial.

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I wonder what this means for their Kynect ACA state exchange and Medicaid expansion. Arkansas tried to take away the expansion and had to back down. I hope the best for KY.

Update: Just read that Bevins campaigned on taking away the Medicaid expansion but not until he's received approval to exchange it for a voucher section 1115 waiver. Says nobody will be kicked off in the meantime. Let's hope that's true but if he can't get his plan approved, what then? He also plans to shut down Kynect and move everyone to the federal exchange during the 2016 enrollment period, not a bad idea in theory now that SCOTUS has resolved the subsidy issue. Wonder how that will go over considering so many ignorant people think Kynect is so much better than that horrible Obamacare thing.
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I read this the other day, before the last poll came out. I thought for sure he was done.

Sam Youngman: When it comes to Matt Bevin, what's a reporter to do?

By Sam Youngman

Herald-Leader Political WriterOctober 30, 2015

http://www.kentucky.com/2015/10/30/4113 ... es-to.html


So a known liar. So much so that the media was just frustrated trying to cover him.


And with his promise to reverse Medicaid expansion, Kentucky voted for him anyway.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

oh well.

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Would be interesting to know a breakdown of party voting. KY is about 2-1 democrat, IIRC, so was it a case of "the usual"? Dems only get out and vote in years where there's a president election or did dem idiots vote for this guy?
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Don't know for sure, realist, but I do know there are a lot of "legacy Democrats" in Kentucky. They're Democrats because that's what their family has always been but, when it comes to general statewide and/or federal elections, mostly they vote Republican.

See also, too: County Clerk Kim Davis, who only changed her registration to Republican after the s*%t hit the fan.

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raw story says it was a low turnout election.

Meet Matt Bevin — Kentucky’s new Kim Davis-loving, ‘pathological liar,’ GOP ‘idiot’ governor
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http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/meet-ma ... -governor/

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Add Conway to the list of Democratic candidates who lost by running against President Obama's fine record. Screw him.
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Of course, a good deal of blame can be placed squarely on the shoulders of the unbelievably incompetent Debby Wasserman Schultz. She needs to go, NOW. :torches:

Zero effort from the DNC on GOTV or any help at all. Morons. :madguy:
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BillTheCat wrote:Of course, a good deal of blame can be placed squarely on the shoulders of the unbelievably incompetent Debby Wasserman Schultz. She needs to go, NOW. :torches:

Zero effort from the DNC on GOTV or any help at all. Morons. :madguy:
Is D W-S an undercover GOP operative? :eek2:

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esseff44 wrote:
BillTheCat wrote:Of course, a good deal of blame can be placed squarely on the shoulders of the unbelievably incompetent Debby Wasserman Schultz. She needs to go, NOW. :torches:

Zero effort from the DNC on GOTV or any help at all. Morons. :madguy:
Is D W-S an undercover GOP operative? :eek2:
Some have wondered that. She's an expert in self-foot shooting.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/14/us/ke ... type=Blogs

The governor pleas with the incoming GOP governor to stick with the expansion of Obamacare and not to tear down the system that Kentucky has built to improve the health coverage and access to health care since the introduction of Obamacare.

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