Early Results from Governor Race
By: Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Early results in from the Eastern time zone have Democratic Steve Beshear with a comfortable in the election over Steve Beshear.
With ten percent of precincts reporting, Beshear has 87,575 votes or 65 percent, to Fletcher's 46,545 votes or 35 percent.
Media polls leading up to the election showed Fletcher trailing by up to 23 percentage points. Beshear, speaking to reporters shortly before the polls closed in the eastern time zone, marveled at his political fortune - having lost his first race for governor in 1987.