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Republican Bevin concedes defeat in Kentucky governor's race

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Published on November 14, 2019 - Duration: 01:42s

Republican Bevin concedes defeat in Kentucky governor's race

Matt Bevin, the Republican Kentucky governor backed by U.S. President Donald Trump, conceded defeat on Tuesday in a tight race against Democrat Andy Beshear.

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Republican Bevin concedes defeat in Kentucky governor's race

Beshear, whose father, Steve, was the state's last Democratic governor, scored a narrow victory on Nov.

5 despite an election-eve rally headlined by Trump, who remains popular among Republicans.

After a recanvass of the vote showed no change in results, Bevin said at a news conference he would no longer contest the election.

"I truly wish the attorney general well as the next governor of the state," Bevin said.

Beshear responded on Twitter: "It's official - thank you Kentucky.

@GovMattBevin and his team have already begun a smooth transition.

It's time to get to work!"

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