Kentucky Democrats have nominated state Attorney General Andy Beshear to face Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in November’s general election.
Beshear, the son of former Gov. Steve Beshear, won Tuesday’s Democratic primary, defeating two main rivals for the nomination: state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins and former state Auditor Adam Edelen.
While Republicans have dominated Kentucky elections in recent years, Bevin enters the general election following a closer-than-expected GOP primary victory on Tuesday — and with low approval ratings in opinion polls that suggest a competitive race in the fall.