In Kentucky, Republicans are celebrating victories in several down ballot races while the outcome of the closely contested gubernatorial race remains uncertain. The Republican candidate for attorney general, Russell Coleman, claimed victory over his Democratic opponent, Pamela Stevenson. The GOP campaign focused on a message of support for law enforcement and highlighted the rise in crime under Democratic rule, specifically in Louisville.
Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams also secured a smooth re-election, with the race being called just an hour after polls closed. Despite these wins, the race for governor between Republican nominee Daniel Cameron and Democratic incumbent Andy Beshear is too close to call at this time. Early returns, however, have shown some promise for Beshear, who narrowly won the heavily Republican state back in 2019.
BREAKING: Republican Russell Coleman has won the race for Attorney General in Kentucky.
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 8, 2023
In Take Bell County, where the majority of precincts have reported their results, Cameron is currently leading Beshear with 59.8 percent of the vote, compared to Beshear’s 40.3 percent. This is a notable improvement for Beshear, who only managed to secure 35 percent of the vote in 2019. In another example, Beshear is trailing Cameron with 40.8 percent of the vote, but this still represents an improvement over his previous total of 36.9 percent.
Republicans in Kentucky are eagerly awaiting the final results, as additional races are expected to be called in the next few hours. It’s an exciting time for conservatives in the Bluegrass State as they eagerly watch the outcome of these closely contested races.