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Democrat Elected Ky. Governor

Beshear defeats scandal-plagued incumbent in landslide comeback

(Newser) - Democrat Steve Beshear made a political comeback after more than a decade to win the Kentucky governor's race over incumbent Ernie Fletcher tonight. Beshear defeated Fletcher, who was damaged by a scandal over abuses in the state's hiring system, by a margin of almost 20 points, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. More »

Kentucky Dems Hope to Ride Blue Wave

Backlash may win them governor's office, Senate seat

(Newser) - Kentucky Dems are confident that they'll win the governor's office next week and grab a Senate seat in 2008, the Guardian reports. Polls put Steve Beshear up by 11 points in next week's gubernatorial contest, and Dems say Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is now beatable. "We are going... More »

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