Republican Bevin concedes Kentucky governor’s race

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(Information) – Matt Bevin, the Republican Kentucky governor backed by U.S. President Donald Trump, conceded defeat on Thursday in a good race in opposition to Democrat Andy Beshear.

Beshear, whose father, Steve, was the state’s final Democratic governor, scored a slender victory on Nov. 5 regardless of an election-eve rally headlined by Trump, who stays well-liked amongst Republicans.

After a recanvass of the vote confirmed no change in outcomes, Bevin stated at a information convention he would now not contest the election. “I actually want the lawyer normal nicely as the subsequent governor of the state,” Bevin stated.

Beshear responded on Twitter: “It’s official – thanks Kentucky. @GovMattBevin and his group have already begun a clean transition. It’s time to get to work!”

(This story has been refiled to right date in first paragraph to Thursday from Tuesday)

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Enhancing by Richard Chang