Kentucky voters on Tuesday turned scandal-stained Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher out of office after only one term, electing Democrat Steve Beshear to a four-year term.
A former U.S. House member, Fletcher easily won four years ago, becoming the first Republican elected governor in the state since 1967.
Tuesday's elections were the last of the year involving governors, and looked likely to leave the landscape unchanged in terms of party breakdowns. Going into the year there were 28 Democratic governors and 22 Republicans.
The Democratic Governors Association said that outcome would leave its party in control of states with 294 electoral votes in the 2008 presidential election, compared to 244 for the GOP.
then there is this:
Democrat Jack Conway overwhelmingly defeated Republican Stan Lee on Tuesday to become Kentucky’s next attorney general.
“I am humbled by it,” Conway said. “We worked awfully hard.”
Conway said his campaign’s focus on the drug epidemic, cyber crimes and prosecutorial budgets propelled him to victory.
What a sad day for Kentucky. Looks like the queers will be taking over. Don't drop the soap!