The Garin Hart Yang Research firm recently tested Attorney General Andy Beshear in his battle for the Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial nomination. The survey (2/4-7; 603 KY likely Democratic primary voters) finds the one-term AG substantially leading his two Democratic Party rivals in anticipation of the state’s May 21st primary.
Against state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins (D-Sandy Hook) and former state Auditor Adam Edelen, Mr. Beshear takes a commanding 55-17-7% lead over his two opponents. Such is not particularly surprising because the Beshear name is well known to Kentucky Democratic primary voters. Mr. Beshear’s father, Steve Beshear, was the state’s Governor from 2007-2015.
Perhaps the bigger surprise is how badly Mr. Edelen fares. A former statewide official being doubled up by an eastern KY state Representative does not bode well for his emerging campaign.
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