Bevin looks to stir up interest in governors race with stop in Northern Ky.

10/23/2015 06:19 PM

FLORENCE – With 10 days left until the general election, Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin visited northern Kentucky on Friday trying to stir up more interest and support in a governors race which he admits hasn’t created a lot of interest.

Bevin told approximately 150 supports who were in attendance at his campaign office in Florence that the winner between he and Democratic nominee Jack Conway will turn out to be who is better at getting their base out to vote.

“The one thing I feel good about is wherever there is enthusiasm, it’s on our side,” Bevin said. “Where there is any momentum, it’s on our side.”

Bevin reminded the crowd that the 4th Congressional District, is the first district in the state history that has more registered Republican voters than Democrats and feels that the district could be key to a victory.

“It could be, again I hope there’s enough enthusiasm not only in the 4th, but in any other district among Republicans, but also critically, among conservatives because of the values I hold,” Bevin said. “I’m an outsider. I’m a job creator. I’m a military veteran. I’m pro-life. I’m a guy who does not support the Obama agenda.”

Just about every public poll released has the race within the margin of error. The undecided voters are between 10 and 14 percent.

Bevin says whoever can get the majority of the votes from the remaining undecided voters will win the election.

“What we know from history which is good is that the undecided voters tend to break to the right, they tend to be more conservative than not,” Bevin said. “That bodes very well for us in a race that is right now, essentially tied.”

Bevin was joined at the rally by 4th District U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie, R-Vanceburg, and Boone County Judge/Executive Gary Moore, Campbell County Judge/Executive Steve Pendery and Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at


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