Travis, good morning.
L3 travis:live white good morning erica.
Both candidates for governor in kentucky say... they couldn't be more different.
L3: election 2019 red bevin versus beshear set for general election republican incumbent matt bevin defeated robert goforth, getting 52 percent of the vote... to goforth's 39; winning by nearly 35,000 votes.
Democratic challenger andy beshear took 38 percent... opponents rocky adkins and adam edelen took 32 and 28, respectively.
Beshear's is now set to battle governor bevin in november's general election.
According to the attonery general; he's pretty optimistic about the showdown.
L3: election 2019 red andy beshear democratic nominee for governor l3: election 2019 red bevin versus beshear set for general election " tonight, we not only won this primary, we did something we're going to do in november, we got more raw votes than matt bevin."
Beshear might've gotten more votes; but bevin is still confident.
He says.... this race will be a battle of opposites.
L3: election 2019 red bevin versus beshear set for general election "beshear and coleman ... that's gonna be the ticket.
And it's going to be a remarkably stark contrast between the two ... tickets -- conservative versus liberal, black and white, night and day, that clear."
But the big question is: could governor bevin's unpopularity give the democrats an opening in the general election?
L3: election 2019 red dr. stephen voss uk associate professor of political science l3: election 2019 red bevin versus beshear set for general election " i wouldn't rule out the opportunities for the democrats in this coming election."
What will make the difference is what ultimately the voters see the election as being about."
If it's about social and cultural issues, if it's about abortion, if it's about same sex marriage; this is a red state."
And that rocky adkins vote that the democrats lose election after election, they're going to struggle to hold on to again.
Bevins' chances in november may hinge on support from president trump....... the president tweeted tuesday morning in support of the governor encouraging all kentuckians to vote for bevin.
And according to bevin... we'll be seeing the president in kentucky very soon.
He will be here.
He's made that clear.
I look forward to it.
The people of kentucky look forward to it.
How many times?
L3 travis: white now... with bevin and beshear set for a showdown in november... things could get critical..
Even though beshear won the democratic primary with more votes..
It'll be interesting to see how these two candidates match up come november.
Reporting in-studio travis harmon-smith, abc 36 news.
One strong contender for the democratic