Democrats won the Kentucky elections for the governor of the state that held on Tuesday.
Democratic candidate Andy Beshear was contesting the Republican candidate Matt Bevin in the elections. Bevin, the former governor of the state, had strong support from the Republican prominent personalities including the Trump himself.
On the night before the contest, Trump attended the election rally alongside Bevin. He supported the Bevin firmly and stressed GOP supports to vote Bevin as he declared that the results of the reelection bid will be a reflection on him. "If you lose, they're going to say Trump suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the world. This was the greatest. You can't let that happen to me," Trump told Bevin at the rally.
Republicans were very optimistic about the results as Trump had won the area with 30% lead over Clinton in the year 2016. The situation was very upsetting for the Republicans when the news reported that Andy is leading in the state with 5000 votes. Even the president’s campaign could not help Bevin to recover his ill reputation in the state because of his brash behavior during his Governor's reign. While Beshear was emphasizing local issues, Bevin was engaged in public fights and his campaign just focused on Trump.
After the victory, Beshear addressed the public and said, “With all the partisan bickering and nastiness that we are seeing in politics, we have an opportunity to do better right here in Kentucky,” Beshear said. “I ran on kitchen-table issues, and I will govern, focused on those same challenges of good jobs, health care for every Kentuckian, protecting and funding our pensions and always supporting public education.”
Democratic Governors Association Chair Gina Raimondo congratulated Beshear.
“Tonight’s victory is a major pickup for Democrats and a massive rejection of Bevin’s record of stoking chaos, undermining public education, and trying to gut health care coverage,” she said.
However, Republican candidate, Bevin refused to accept the results of elections saying, “there have been are more than a few irregularities” in the elections. This unexpected failure of Bevin in the elections was not expected by the Trump and other Republican fellows. Should Trump take this loss seriously? Could it be a reflection on the elections 2020?