Republican candidates tour eastern Kentucky

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

In less than one week, the polls will be open, and Kentuckians will be voting for the next governor of the state.

Current Democratic Governor Steve Beshear has a comfortable lead over Republican David Williams, but Williams has not given up.

Many candidates on the Republican ticket are on a bus tour across the state, and Thursday they were in eastern Kentucky.

"It's about the future of Kentucky," said Lieutenant governor candidate Ritchie Farmer who is from the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

Thursday he toured the mountains wanting to set the record straight.

"There has been a lot of ads out there that are untruthful or half truths, and we just want to let them know what we stand for," said Farmer.

David Williams, Farmer and the rest of the Republican candidates on the tour say they are against Obamacare and against President Obama's stance on coal.

"People are very concerned about Beshear's support of Barack Obama. I don't see how anyone working in the coal fields could vote for Steve Beshear," said Williams.

Williams even brought up his recent questioning of Beshear's participation in a Hindu ceremony.

"I have no problems with Hindus practicing their religion, but Steve Beshear has run this entire campaign talking about how his father is a baptist minister, his grandfather is a baptist minister. He won't stand up for Christians when Bell Countians wanted to do the prayer before the football game," said Williams.

But even with the recent controversy, the polls still show Beshear with a comfortable lead.

As the candidates left the steps of the court house, the last thing they said was get out there and vote. They say that is the one thing that will make a difference on election day.

"All those people that are confident that Steve Beshear is going to be reelected they just need to stay at home and let all the people that want to see change come on out," said Williams.

It will be up to the voters on Tuesday to decide who will lead Kentucky for the next four years.

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