Beshear's 'Team Kentucky' bus tour begins Friday's campaign push in Maysville
It's the third day of the 'Team Kentucky' bus tour for Democrat Andy Beshear's campaign for Kentucky governor.
Beshear began Friday's tour in Maysville, Ky., with other candidates on the Democratic ticket. It is the hometown of their candidate for Secretary of State.
"I think about all that I have learned and all that makes up the character that I have comes from right here in Maysville," former Heather French Henry told the crowd.
The former Miss America proud to bring the entire democratic ticket to her hometown, it is one of the many small rural towns that make Kentucky what it is. Henry and the other candidates say those communities are often forgotten about when it comes to state government. That is something they are all vowing to change.
"I will never forget you here in Mason County. I will never forget Maysville and we will work together to make sure this community thrives," said candidate for governor Andy Beshear.
Beshear, the state's current attorney general, says all along their tour so far they've seen great crowds with an energy that he says he has never seen on a campaign trail.
"That energy is because people are at a turning point. They know public education won't survive another four years of Matt Bevin, that rural hospitals will likely shut down with another four years, and that people's pensions are not secure with Matt Bevin at the helm. They are ready for a governor that will lead with decency," said Beshear.
The tour continues into the final weekend of the campaign. Saturday focuses on Eastern Kentucky, while Sunday focuses on Western Kentucky.
The 'Team Kentucky' bus will end Friday with a stop at West Sixth Brewing in Lexington.