Down ballot candidates make final push before Election Day

11/02/2015 09:21 PM

With mere hours left before Kentuckians head to their polling locations Democratic and Republican candidates canvassed the state one last time heading into Election Day.

With most of the attention focused on the top-of-the-ticket race between Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Jack Conway the candidates for other constitutional offices appeared at a bevy of events on Monday.

Republican down ballot candidates flew along with Bevin across eight stops from Louisville, Lexington, Burlington, Hebron, Worthington, Bowling Green, Paducah and Owensboro on the final day of campaigning.

Pure Politics caught up with the GOP candidates outside of the Boone County Library where a veterans appreciation luncheon was being held.

While the group was not allowed to speak at the event they did gather outside the library to share their thoughts on party unity and their hopes heading into the day they all have been preparing for since announcing their respective campaigns.

At the stop, Bevin predicted a four to six percent victory on Tuesday. Public polling in the last months of the race have show Bevin near the margin of error, but nearly every poll has Conway leading Bevin.

Meanwhile, Democratic down ballot candidates canvassed the state as well, gathering as a group in Frankfort outside of the Kentucky Education Association for a rally headlined by current Gov. Steve Beshear. Conway took part in a seven city stop fly around the state with down ballot candidates joining for a few of the stops.

Gov. Beshear said that Conway is the person to “build on the foundation” they’ve laid out over the past two terms.

“I know you all have been doing your homework,” Beshear said. “You’re teachers after all…We’ve done that homework, now, tomorrow is pay off. Tomorrow we have to get those votes to the polls.

“Let me tell you something, if you turn out the vote that you can turn out we will win this race going away.”

Conway’s fly around tour took him through Covington, Lexington, Cattlesburg, Hazard, Paducah, Owensboro and concluded at Bowman Field in Lousivlle alongside down ballot candidates.

Senior reporter Don Weber and videographer Greg Pursifull contributed to this report.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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