Governor Fletcher & Steve Beshear Continue Campaigning

By: Danielle Morgan Email
By: Danielle Morgan Email

Many people across the state are celebrating the fact that two gubernatorial candidates were elected last night to face off in November without a run-off.

The Beshear and Fletcher camps were both hot on the campaign trail first thing Wednesday morning for the last leg of the race for the governor's mansion.

Steve Beshear and Daniel Mongiardo say it'll be a tough race against incumbent Ernie Fletcher, and both parties are not missing a beat on the campaign trail.

“We rested for 30 minutes this morning and we're going to go right back at it,” Mongiardo said.

Volunteers say phones at headquarters are ringing with support not only from democrats but some republicans too.

“Steve and I said all along we're going to fight like democrats up until November and then we're going to bring democrats and republicans together alike,” Mongiardo said.

“They want people to get together and do something that's positive for this state instead of just playing a big game of gotcha up there,” Beshear said.

One of the cornerstones of Beshear's campaign has been his support of limited casino gambling.

Governor Fletcher says in his experience that is a promise Beshear can't keep.

“Back when he was in legislation he was supportive of raising taxes and what I've said is he wants to avoid doing that now and he says he's going to do it with money that can't be gotten, given the general assembly's position on expanded gambling and you have someone who's laying everything they want to do on a foundation and an empty promise,” Governor Fletcher said.

Beshear says he wants to let the public vote on the issue of expanded gambling.

Governor Fletcher and Steve Beshear will face off on November 6th.


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  • by Mary Location: south east ky. on May 30, 2007 at 02:07 PM
    Both my husband and I voted and worked for Fletcher four years ago, but it didn't take long for us to find out what a lier he is,My husband is a veteran and Fetcher and his"young guns" he had around him laughed at my husband, because he was one of Ernie's campaign managers and was promised a job, then Ernie tookffice, my husband couldn't even get an appointment to see him.So we will be working for Steve Beshear in Nov.
  • by Michael Location: south east Ky on May 29, 2007 at 06:24 AM
    it took patton 4 years to loose the the govenor race after 30 years of democrats and it took fletcher 4 years to loose it for the republicans for another 30 fletcher has cut the budget of state programs to the point of the people of Kentucky not getting what they should and calling it a budget builder. Things did need to change in frankfort. that is what Fletcher said in his campaign. well he was right and now we need a change..Hello Beshear!!
  • by SPIKE LEE OF KY.BB Location: LEX,KY. on May 24, 2007 at 06:40 AM
    DON'T CHA JUST CRINGE WHEN POLITICIANS FLIP THE SCRIPT.NO WHERE DID I READ OR HEAR BESHEAR "PROMISE" WHAT GAMING WOULD DO.WHAT I UNDERSTAND BESHEAR SAYING,IT WOULD HELP DOWN THE ROAD.BESHEAR IT,FLETCHER NOT IT.AND BE ASSURED,COME NOVEMBER,WE THE PEOPLE WILL CLEAN THE SWAMP IN FRANKFORT.SEE THERE,BE THERE,BESHEAR.

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