(Reuters) – Kentucky Republican governor, Matt Bevin, appeared on Tuesday to lose Democratic contestant Andy Beshear, despite the strong evolution of the State and President Donald. Trump led him.
Beshear, 41, the general state attorney and son of former Democratic Governor Steve Beshear, led over 10,000 votes with 98 percent of a monastery reporting in a state that Trump won 30 percentage points in 2016.
In a speech in Lexington, Kentucky, on Monday night, Trump told voters that they had to re-elect Bevin, or that the president's pitsits would say that "the biggest defeat occurred in the history of the world."
The statements showed how Bevin, 52, looked to nationalize the campaign, highlighting his support for Trump among the Republican President's democratic clearance inquiries.
While the result would always be an obstacle to Trump, who is still very popular in Kentucky, he could have had more to do with Bevin's reduced position in the state. Opinion polls showed Bevin to be the least popular regulator in the country, having fought high-profile fights with trade unions and labor teachers.
The potential turmoil in Kentucky headline elections in four states Tuesday. In Mississippi, voters were also choosing a new governor, and a Republican who was not prohibited, Phil Bryant banned running again due to term limits.
Trump fought in Mississippi last week with Republican candidate Lieutenant-Governor Tate Reeves, who is running against Attorney General Jim Hood, a moderate democracy that enjoys gun rights and opposes abortion rights. Like Bevin, Reeves campaigned as a strong supporter of Trump, made easily by Mississippi at the 2016 presidential election.
In Virginia, the Democrats seemed to have cleared the two chambers of the legislature from the majority of the Republicans, giving full control over the state government for the first time in many years.
Successful Trump was avoided, where the Democrats got success in suburban swing areas in last year's conference elections. Tuesday's election suggested that the trend was continuing.
In general, the results of the elections will be closely examined to find out how next year's presidential competition will emerge. While there are likely to be any elections of the four states that vote Tuesday – New Jersey too – in November 2020, the results could offer an early-measure stick to Democratic presidential candidates who have a desire. to reject the second year of four years for Trump term.
“You are looking at this nationalization,” said Kyle Kondik, an election analyst at the Political Center of the University of Virginia. “These states are good tests.”
Beshear's turbulence, Mitch McConnell, the Majority Wizard of the Senate, who is on the ballot in the state next year, could be upset by Democratic hope.
Virginia contest drew great attention and money from both parties. Former Vice President, Joe Biden, head of the Democratic Presidency, visited Virginia during the weekend to campaign with a number of stage candidates, and Republican Vice President Mike Pence ran a rally on Saturday.
Other Democratic presidential campaigns, including Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker, also campaigned with local candidates.
Reporting by Joseph Ax in New York; Edited by Colleen Jenkins and Peter Cooney
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