Return of the first reporting by the state results in Tuesday's off-year elections. Republicans will lose the mansion of the governor of Kentucky to a democrat who publicly hurt Donald Trump less than a day before the polls.
The president gathered Kentuckians the day before the polls opened and gambled for the honor if the GOP governor kept his job. But now Trump's coattails seem to have been shortened.
With 94 percent of the districts, Government Matt Bevin reported Democratic state attorney general Andy Beshear with 0.9 percentage points. The slim margin of 12,500 votes was enough to make Democrats dizzy about seizing power in the capital.
Beshear's father was governor from 2007 to 2015 and resigned because of a term-limit law.
While election officials reached important races in two other states, the leadership of the younger Beshear set an uncertain tone for the president who might transfer to Mississippi and Virginia.
The president spent the past week reliving the high-wire political strategy that helped North Carolina Republicans pull a rabbit out of a hat in a special election in September. Republican Dan Bishop, then a state senator, came from far behind to win a seat in the American home after Trump had defeated him.
His meetings in Mississippi on Friday and Kentucky on Monday were arguments for proving the enthusiasm of the political basis that he as a & # 39; silent majority & # 39; is not mitigated during a season of non-stop accusation news.
Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Andy Beshear (left) are leading the governor's race over a seated civil servant who had praised President Donald Trump just a day ago in a wild public meeting.
Andy Beshear's father was the governor of Kentucky from 2007 to 2015; he spent Monday on a state trip while Bevin welcomed the president
Trump met Monday night in Lexington, Kentucky for the re-election of Government Matt Bevin, a gesture that does not seem to have generated enough enthusiasm in the state of Bluegrass
Voters in Virginia (photo), Kentucky, Mississippi and New Jersey went to the polls on Tuesday. Voters in Louisiana chose a governor later this month. Although the New Jersey race will not be a bellwether, the races of the other four states tested President Trump's political enduring power
Virginia voters (photo) will decide whether the state legislator will turn to blue, while voters in Mississippi, Kentucky and Louisiana will choose a governor in tight races that are seen as leading indicators of Trump's power on the way to an election year
Trump called Beshear & # 39; a big lefty & # 39; on Monday evening in Lexington and called him & # 39; too extreme and too dangerous for the state of Kentucky & # 39 ;.
And he defeated Bevin's legendary crankiness and low popularity throughout the state as a brilliant positive for Kentuckians.
& # 39; If he needs something for Kentucky, such as money, such as help, such as when he wants me to call one of the many manufacturers who are coming to Kentucky now … I say: Matt, do I have to do it? ! "But isn't that really what you want him to do? & # 39;
& # 39; He's so annoying, & # 39; said the president. & # 39; But that's what you want & # 39; from a governor.
Bevin and Beshear were bound last month, according to a Mason-Dixon poll.
But Trump helped nationalize the race, Bevin did his bit by preaching to conservatives about pro-life positions and objections to & # 39; sanctuary cities & # 39 ;.
President Trump (right) also traveled to Mississippi on Friday prior to Tuesday's gubernatorial race. There he supported the Republican Tate Reeves (left) who is in a tight spot against the Democratic Mississippi General Jim Hood
A voter from Mississippi is holding a & # 39; Tuesday I voted up & # 39; sticker while the governmental race of the state has the attention of the country as to whether a democrat could become governor in the scarlet state
In Virginia, former vice-president Joe Biden (left) – who is applying for the Democratic nomination 2020 – stands together with former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at a & # 39; Get out the Vote & # 39; meeting in Sterling, Virginia, Sunday
In Tupelo, Mississippi, the president came after Mississippi's Republican Lieutenant Governor, Tate Reeves, who was in a tight race against Attorney General Jim Hood, a democrat, on Friday.
Hood has promised to expand Medicaid, which was an option for all states under President Obama's signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act.
Reeves is philosophically opposed to that.
And while Hood has the best shot of a recent Democratic candidate in red Mississippi, he will also face the constitutional hurdles of the Jim Crow era in the state.
To win the entire state, a candidate must win both a majority of voters and a majority of district homes. If no candidate meets both thresholds, the House of Representatives selects a winner. The state legislator of Mississippi is controlled by Republicans.
In Virginia, top democrats, including former vice-president Joe Biden and businessman Andrew Yang, held events in the last days when voters were urged to turn the state legislator blue.
Both the state house and the senate are closely Republican, but Virginia has been democratically trending for years. If Democrats can take over the state, they will re-establish the districts once the results of the 2020 census are known.
Although Trump did not hold a pre-election rally in the state, he used his Twitter to get out of the vote.
& # 39; I hope everyone in the Great State of Virginia will come out by Tuesday and VOTES at all local and national elections to send a signal to DC that you have lower taxes, a strong military, border and 2nd amendment, great healthcare and must take care of our veterinarians. VOTE REPUBLICAN, & he tweeted on Sunday.
Trump will travel to Louisiana on Wednesday to apologize to his believers in the Cajun country and to plead for deposing John Bel Edwards, the only democrat who has a government in the deep south.
The president met in the Pelican State less than four weeks ago and argued for a stalemate in the elections that would force an outflow between Edwards and one of the two Republicans. It worked: Edwards couldn't get 50 percent of the votes.
Now he faces Republican Eddie Rispone on November 16.
Trump will travel to Monroe, Louisiana on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. collection at the Monroe Civic Center.
Democratic candidate Andrew Yang also gathered in Virginia prior to the state's Tuesday elections. Democrats hope to get the state house and the senate blue. Both are now closely in Republican hands
Hood has pledged to extend Medicaid, which was an option for all states under President Obama's signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act.
Reeves is philosophically opposed to that.
And while Hood has the best shot of every democrat in years in red Mississippi, he will also face the constitutional obstacles of the Jim Crow era in the state. To win the entire state in Mississippi, a candidate must win both the majority of voters and the majority of district homes. If a candidate does not meet both thresholds, the House of Representatives decides who wins the election.
The state house of Mississippi is governed by republicans.
In Virginia, top democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden and businessman Andrew Yang, have held events in the last days to insist on voting efforts in the hope that the state legislator would turn blue.
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