Bevin touts Kentucky economy in reelection pitch in Kentucky

Bevin touts Kentucky economy in reelection pitch in Kentucky
Gov. Matt Bevin stopped in Wickliffe, Ky. and toured the paper mill on Friday, October 25. (Source: KFVS)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has started making his closing case for a second term in Kentucky.

At the start of a daylong bus tour Friday, Bevin said Kentuckians are better off than they were four years ago. The governor pointed to job growth and surges in investments and exports of Kentucky products.

(Source: Don Frazier/KFVS)
(Source: Don Frazier/KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

Bevin is heading toward a Nov. 5 showdown against his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Andy Beshear. The two rivals for governor have three debates in coming days and will be crisscrossing the state ahead of the election.

Bevin was joined by other statewide Republican candidates for a campaign swing through western Kentucky on Friday. Bevin urged Kentuckians to “vote your values and not your party.” It’s been one of his themes in appealing for support from conservative Democrats.