McConnell: Bevin ‘had a good 4 years,’ but likely lost
GHENT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin “had a good four years,” but he says a review of Bevin’s narrow reelection defeat is unlikely to change the outcome.
Bevin trailed Democrat Andy Beshear by about 5,000 votes in the Nov. 5 election. A re-canvass of votes is scheduled Thursday.
McConnell was in Carroll County on Monday to tout a US-Spain treaty he helped pass that cut the taxes for the North American Stainless plant.
While there, McConnell said he’s “sorry Matt came up short.” He says the re-canvass is unlikely to change the election results, and that “barring some dramatic reversal on the re-canvass, we’ll have a different governor in three weeks.”
Bevin has cited voting irregularities in the governor’s race but has not provided evidence.
This story has been corrected to give the exact wording of a McConnell quote.