Donate search
close
Listen Now The Erick Erickson Show streaming live arrow_right_alt close

Share

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • send Email
  • print Print

Matt Bevin’s Loss Has Nothing to do With President Trump

In Kentucky, Governor Matt Bevin lost to a Democrat. No Republican Governor of Kentucky has ever won re-election. Democrats have rushed to make this about Bevin, but consider Bevin was at 30% approval and, after Trump’s visit, got within striking distance of victory tonight. This really was not about Trump.

Kentucky Republicans swept all the other statewide races. Kentucky elected its first black Attorney General, who also happens to be Kentucky’s first Republican Attorney General since 1948.

Let me tell you a little story about the Bevin Administration. I like Matt Bevin tremendously and actually supported him when he ran against Mitch McConnell for the Senate. In 2018, I invited Matt Bevin to speak at the Resurgent Gathering. He was actually the first person to accept. We advertised he would be there. But as the event drew near, the Bevin Administration reached out and said he could not actually attend unless we chartered a private jet to fly him there and back. We had to cancel ads and redo the agenda, etc. because we could not, at the last minute, afford that.

I have heard very similar stories from many people. None blame the Governor himself, but those around him. Personnel is policy and that generated problematic policies for the Governor.

He’s a good man, but his tenure in office was deeply problematic. There is no reason to blame Donald Trump, particularly when the rest of the GOP mopped up in Kentucky.

Share

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • send Email
  • print Print

Advertisement

More Top Stories

Can Biden Use Warren to Trump Trump?

Take a trip with me back to 2008.  John McCain, after a long primary against a crowded field, finally emerged victorious and became the Republican nominee for President.  But many on the rig …

LIVE: The Erick Erickson Show – Biden’s Black Eye

Hour 1 Georgia audit by county Twitter decides to flag to Trump’s speech Facebook/Google/Twitter No winning on this YouTube protects communist Chinese Deleting comments Doesn’t even operate in Chi …

The Cuomo Brothers

I’m glad to see The Atlantic calling this out. Yesterday, Andrew Cuomo ranted at a reporter he falsely accused of being with the New York Post for having the audacity to ask him about …