Kentucky has trended Republican at the nationwide level for many years, whilst Democrats dominated state politics. (They nonetheless boast a voter registration advantage.) Bevin grew to become the state’s second Republican governor since 1971, and with Trump atop the 2016 ticket, Republicans took control of the state House for the first time since 1921.
"McConnell set to fight Bevin in addition to Lundergan Grimes". Lexington Herald-Leader.
Beam, Adam (May 29, 2015). " How much does Robin Quivers make concedes governor's race, Bevin is Republican nominee". Associated Press News Service. Schreiner, Bruce (January 27, 2015).
"Bevin would get rid of Kentucky's Medicaid growth". Associated Press State Wire. Taylor, Judah (March 4, 2015). "Bevin vows to make cuts".
The Senate majority chief is quietly coming to the help of his former rival, Gov. Matt Bevin. But even McWhorter isn’t convinced Bevin can win. “I think will probably be powerful for him,” she says. She’s not alone in that assessment.
The Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the governor of Kentucky. 2019 KENTUCKY AND SOUTHERN INDIANA ELECTION RESULTS, WHAS-TV. Retrieved July 31, 2019. Youngman, Sam (May 5, 2015).