Kentucky’s Beshear wins re-election

Beshear’s campaign dramatically outspent his Republican rival to win a second term.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D), right, talks with Samantha Rowe, of Wayland, Ky., who was displaced by floodwaters at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Aug. 6, 2022, in Prestonsburg, Ky. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) on Tuesday secured a second term in office, fending off a challenge from Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) in a race that centered on abortion rights even in a deeply conservative state.

With 80% of the expected vote in and Beshear leading 53.3% to 46.7%, the Associated Press projected Beshear would win.

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