Kentucky gubernatorial election, 2019

2019 Kentucky gubernatorial election

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent Governor

Matt Bevin
Republican



The 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial election will be conducted on November 5 to choose the Governor of Kentucky. Primary elections will occur on May 21, 2019.[1] Incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin is eligible to run for reelection to a second term. Bevin has announced that he will run for a second term, choosing State Senator Ralph Alvarado as his running mate over incumbent Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton. Since the state's constitutional prohibition of governors serving consecutive terms was repealed in 1992, no Republican governor of Kentucky has ever been elected to consecutive terms. The only Republican to run for reelection, Ernie Fletcher, was defeated by Democrat Steve Beshear in 2007.

Republican primary[]

Candidates[]

Declared[]

Declined[]

Endorsements[]

Matt Bevin
U.S. Executive Branch Officials

Results[]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Bevin (incumbent)
Republican Robert Goforth
Republican Ike Lawrence
Republican William Woods
Total votes

Democratic primary[]

Candidates[]

Declared[]

Declined[]

Endorsements[]

Andy Beshear
Statewide officials

Polling[]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Rocky
Adkins
Andy
Beshear
Adam
Edelen
Undecided
Garin-Hart-Yang (D)[A] Feb 4–7, 2019 603 ± 4.0% 17% 55% 7% 21%

Results[]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rocky Adkins
Democratic Andy Beshear
Democratic Adam Edelen
Democratic Geoff Young
Total votes

General election[]

Predictions[]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[26] Lean R November 30, 2018
Inside Elections[27] Lean R February 1, 2019
Sabato's Crystal Ball[28] Lean R December 6, 2018

Polling[]

with Rocky Adkins
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Matt
Bevin (R)
Rocky
Adkins (D)
Undecided
Mason-Dixon Dec 12–15, 2018 625 ± 4.0% 41% 42% 17%
with Andy Beshear
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Matt
Bevin (R)
Andy
Beshear (D)
Undecided
Mason-Dixon Dec 12–15, 2018 625 ± 4.0% 40% 48% 12%
Hypothetical polling
with Alison Lundergan Grimes
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Matt
Bevin (R)
Alison
Lundergan Grimes (D)
Undecided
Mason-Dixon Dec 12–15, 2018 625 ± 4.0% 47% 46% 7%

See also[]

Notes[]

Partisan clients
  1. ^ Poll sponsored by the Andy Beshear campaign

References[]

  1. ^ https://elect.ky.gov/calendar/Documents/2019%20Election%20Calendar.pdf
  2. ^ a b Bailey, Phillip M. (January 25, 2019). "'I chose to run with Sen. Alvarado.' Bevin seeks re-election with new partner". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Kentucky Lawmaker Challenging Bevin In GOP Primary
  4. ^ Republican William Woods officially enters Kentucky governor race.
  5. ^ Justin B. Miller
  6. ^ https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Rep-James-Comer-not-running-for-Kentucky-Governor-504949981.html
  7. ^ "In Kentucky, Mike Pence says Matt Bevin has Trump's re-election endorsement". courier journal. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
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  8. ^ "Got $1,000? That's the cost to see Mike Pence raise money for Matt Bevin in Lexington". Lexington Herald Leader. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
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  9. ^ Wheatley, Kevin (May 6, 2017). "Way-too-early look at 2019: Four emerging as most likely Democratic gubernatorial candidates". Spectrum News Kentucky. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  10. ^ Jennings, Scott (July 28, 2016). "Fancy Farm emcee offers his preview". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  11. ^ Beam, Adam (November 12, 2018). "Kentucky House leader files to raise money for governor". Associated Press. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Andy Beshear kicks off Kentucky's 2019 race for governor". kentucky. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  13. ^ http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Beshear-for-Governor-Announcement-scheduled-Monday-about-Future-of-Kentucky-487599871.html
  14. ^ "Board of Directors". Find your passion. Get involved. Take the lead.
  15. ^ Desrochers, Daniel (November 14, 2018). "Democrat Rocky Adkins launches his campaign for Kentucky governor from Morehead". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  16. ^ Slaven, Janie (September 5, 2018). "Steve Beshear, Adam Edelen slated for Democrat picnic". Commonwealth Journal. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  17. ^ Harris, Jordan (July 10, 2018). "If Democrats are looking for a contender, consider Adam Edelen". Courier Journal. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  18. ^ "Kentucky Republicans wonder if unpopular governor will pull plug on re-election bid". Daily Kos. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  19. ^ "Adam Edelen Throws Hat in Governor's Race". spectrumnews1.com. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
  20. ^ http://kftc.org/election/governor/geoff-young
  21. ^ Alison Lundergan Grimes not running for Kentucky governor in 2019
  22. ^ Desrochers, Daniel (December 21, 2018). "Is Amy McGrath running for governor of Kentucky in 2019? Here's her answer". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  23. ^ "Democrat Attica Scott says she won't run for Kentucky governor in 2019". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  24. ^ Former Attorney General Greg Stumbo plans to run for the job again
  25. ^ . The State Journal https://www.state-journal.com/2018/12/05/former-lt-gov-luallen-backs-beshear-for-governor/. Retrieved March 1, 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
    . al.com https://www.state-journal.com/2018/12/05/former-lt-gov-luallen-backs-beshear-for-governor/. Retrieved March 1, 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  26. ^ "2020 Governor Race ratings". The Cook Political Report.
  27. ^ "Gubernatorial Ratings | Inside Elections". www.insideelections.com.
  28. ^ "Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » 2020 Governor". crystalball.centerforpolitics.org.

External links[]

Official campaign websites