NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Win all state offices but AG and Sec. of State;
GOP candidates carry ‘Democrat’ Lawrence County big
LOUISA — It was a great day for Republicans in the 2015 General election in Lawrence County and in the state as businessman Matt Bevin knocked off Attorney General Jack Conway to win the Governor’s office for the GOP.
Bevin has been declared the winner as he is about 60,000 votes ahead.
In Lawrence County the party with less registered voters won every statewide race.
Republican Governor candidate Matt Bevins picked up a 60% majority with his 1,616 votes to Democrat Jack Conway’s 973 in the county which has a nearly 3,000 vote majority of registered voters.
The voters of eastern and western Kentucky were obviously voting against the policies of the Democrats including same sex marriage and the plight of the coal industry. The light turnout of less than 35% also contributed to the democrats’ woes.
Another surprise was the loss of Ky. Auditor Edelen. Here’s some of Ky.com’s Bill Estep’s story:
Republican Mike Harmon defeats Edelen in race for auditor
State Auditor Adam Edelen has condeded victory to Republican state Rep. Mike Harmon of Danville, according to Edelen’s camp.
With 90 percent of the state’s precincts counted just before 9 p.m., the tally showed Harmon leading by more than 20,000 votes.
Harmon pulled off the victory despite Edelen’s massive fundraising edge.
As of mid-October, Edelen reported contributions totaling more than $800,000 in the general election and had more than $500,000 for the crucial last weeks of the campaign, allowing him to advertise on television while Harmon couldn’t.
Harmon, an insurance agent from Danville who has been in the state House since 2003, reported a total contributions of less than $37,000 for the election.