Williams takes parting shot at Beshear as Republicans urge supporters to get out votes

11/07/2011 05:25 PM

Republican candidate for governor David Williams has tried to make criticism — any criticism — of Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear stick.

On the final day before the election, Williams pointed to the budget and said Beshear is hiding the truth from Kentuckians. He pointed to a statement by the governor’s budget director, Mary Lassiter, to the Courier-Journal’s Tom Loftus on Sunday in which Lassiter said she didn’t know “when the administration would announce its plans” to account for $189 million in promised savings.

Beshear made that deal with the legislature to find those savings, mostly through contracts with managed care companies to take over the administration of Medicaid services across the state.

Meanwhile, top Republican leaders are urging their supporters not to believe the polls from this fall — as the real polls open at 6 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday.

- Video by Don Weber

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 donald.weber@charter.com.

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