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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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