Beshear Wins Outright

I'm told that Steve Beshear narrowly won the Kentucky gubernatorial primary in the Democratic Party, beating corrupt Liebercrat Bruce Lunsford.  Lunsford just conceded.  This is very good news.  Beshear was not expected to get to the 40 percent marker, and a run-off seemed to be in the cards.  But Besear won outright.

Mitch McConnell is in trouble.

Update [2007-5-22 22:41:16 by Matt Stoller]:: Beshear won 40.9 to 21.4. Lunsford had all the insider connections, money, and pull. And he got spanked.

Tags: Bruce Lunsford, George Bush, Harry Reid, Iraq, Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, Steve Beshear (all tags)

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Re: Beshear Wins Outright

Very cool.  

Do we have any numbers on this race?  Just wondering.  

by JeremiahTheMessiah 2007-05-22 05:57PM | 0 recs
Any news on the GOP front?

All I can say is GO FLETCHER!

by Terryus 2007-05-22 06:05PM | 0 recs
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I see that Fletcher cruised to victory (50.9%).  Welcome, Governor Beshear.

by Terryus 2007-05-22 06:10PM | 0 recs
by silver spring 2007-05-22 06:06PM | 0 recs
Beshear will be good

Beshear won the magic 41% and we can avoid a costly run-off election.  This is the first step.  McConnell's looking at a dark future.  

by Nick Stump 2007-05-22 06:22PM | 0 recs
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This is great news.  My understanding is that Fletcher is unelectable.  He is certain to depress Republican turnout in the general, and therefore makes a McConnell upset plausible.

by pontificator 2007-05-22 06:26PM | 0 recs
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McConnell's pick (Northup) losing over Fletcher is noteable and hopefully Beshear winning the election in November will surely shake McConnel up, but depressed turn out in the Gov. election won't hurt McConnell as the Gov election is in 2007 and McConnell's election is 2008.

by Quinton 2007-05-22 07:20PM | 0 recs
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Smacks forehead!

That's right, I forgot that 2007 is not 2008.

by pontificator 2007-05-22 07:40PM | 0 recs
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Wishful thinking perhaps? I can't wait until we can elect a democratic president and start repairing the damage that has been done.

by Quinton 2007-05-22 07:53PM | 0 recs
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with this much coverage for the Presidential race, who would guess that the election is still one and a half years away...

by micha1976 2007-05-23 04:30AM | 0 recs
Vote Totals by Party

Eyeballing it, it looks like:
(R) 202,000
(D) 245,000

Not bad.

by Kuz 2007-05-22 06:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Vote Totals by Party
More like ...
R 202,000
D 349,000
by silver spring 2007-05-22 06:42PM | 0 recs
Re: Beshear Wins Outright

Thank you all for the nat'l spotlight.  Many folk were impressed that the Nat'l progressive community was keeping an eye on this race and behind Beshear.  I know of at least two Locals that were moved by this development.  Keep us in in the forefront and we'll have our revenge and DITCH-MITCH!!!

by kentuckydave 2007-05-22 06:40PM | 0 recs
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unless Beshear makes a really stupid mistake it's hard to see him losing this race, I wonder why Fletcher is even bothering with this.

by nevadadem 2007-05-22 06:45PM | 0 recs
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by nevadadem 2007-05-22 06:45PM | 0 recs
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This is great news, I am so happy to see Lunsford defeated.  Watching McConnell's smug ass tell George Stephanopolous that essentially Nancy Pelosi will have to do what the Republicans in the Senate want (regarding the Iraq funding bill) was too much for me.  I wanted to jump through the television.  Beshear is going to be a great Governor as well.

by IsThisOverYet 2007-05-22 07:00PM | 0 recs
This country is now officially

a progressive country. Yay!

by Populism2008 2007-05-23 03:40AM | 0 recs

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