Kentucky Politics Distilled: Beshear Begins Transition Sunday, Nov 24 2019 

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin said he’s going to return to the private sector after losing his race for reelection.

Gov.-elect Andy Beshear named the first appointees of his administration.

And incoming Secretary of State Michael Adams says he wants to clean Kentucky’s voter rolls and get a voter ID bill passed before next year’s elections.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Bevin Concedes Election Friday, Nov 15 2019 

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin conceded his race for reelection, paving the way for Governor-elect Andy Beshear to take office next month. Bevin had requested a recanvass of the results after losing by about 5,000 votes, but the process only produced one new vote.

Meanwhile, Andy Beshear has begun assembling his administration.

We talk about the concession and transition this week on Kentucky Politics Distilled.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Beshear Wins, Bevin Won’t Concede Friday, Nov 8 2019 

This week in Kentucky politics, Attorney General Andy Beshear beat Gov. Matt Bevin at the ballot box, but Bevin still hasn’t conceded the election.

Bevin has asked for a second look of the results and has hinted at an official election contest. But even Republicans have started to distance themselves from the governor.

We talk about what could happen next.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: It’s Almost Election Day Friday, Nov 1 2019 

This week in Kentucky politics, candidates for governor participated in two debates. Now Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear are crisscrossing the state making their final pitches ahead of Election Day on Tuesday.

And the Kentucky Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit against a Lexington T-shirt maker that refused to make shirts for a gay pride festival.

We talk through it all this week on Kentucky Politics Distilled.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Trump To Stump For Bevin Friday, Oct 25 2019 

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin said he’ll re-open a prison to help deal with the state’s booming prison population.

President Trump announced he’ll visit Lexington the night before Election Day.

And Attorney General Andy Beshear says he’ll restore voting rights to some people with felony convictions if he’s elected. We talk about it all, this week on Kentucky Politics Distilled.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Poll Shows Bevin, Beshear Tied Friday, Oct 18 2019 

This week in Kentucky politics, candidates for governor and attorney general both participated in televised debates. And a new poll shows Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear tied ahead of next month’s election.

We talk about the race in week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Less Than A Month Until Election Day Saturday, Oct 12 2019 

This week in Kentucky politics, a judge says that Republican attorney general candidate Daniel Cameron is eligible to run, ruling against a claim that he doesn’t have enough experience.

Teachers in several rural districts received emails to this week on their official accounts supporting Gov. Matt Bevin’s reelection.

And Bevin’s attempt to reshape Kentucky’s Medicaid system is back in court. It’s all in this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Judge Disqualified Over Facebook ‘Like’ Friday, Sep 27 2019 

This week in Kentucky politics, the Chief Justice John Minton appointed a new judge to preside over the teacher “sickout” lawsuit after a Facebook like. There was a shakeup on Gov. Matt Bevin’s campaign after a sparsely attended rally in Pikeville. And Kentucky’s congressmen responded to the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. We talk about it all this week on Kentucky Politics Distilled.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Bevin Defends State Plane Use Friday, Sep 20 2019 

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin released a list of all the times he’d used the state plane for official business, but he didn’t say when he used it for personal reasons.

A Louisville man has filed a lawsuit to try and have Republican Attorney General Candidate Daniel Cameron removed from the ballot.

And the state board of elections has started moving some people onto an “inactive voter” list.

Ryland Barton joins Jonese Franklin to talk about it on this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.


Kentucky Politics Distilled: Jerry Lundergan Found Guilty Friday, Sep 13 2019 

This week in Kentucky politics, former Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Jerry Lundergan was found guilty of illegally funding campaign work for his daughter, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. The Courier Journal discovered that Gov. Matt Bevin has been using a state-owned plane to fly to events around the country. And Bevin continues to double down on his anti-abortion platform.

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