Trump's Campaign Manager Sets the Record Straight About What Really Happened in Kentucky Gov Race

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Posted: Nov 06, 2019 8:00 AM
Trump's Campaign Manager Sets the Record Straight About What Really Happened in Kentucky Gov Race

Source: AP Photo/John Minchillo, File

President Trump’s reelection campaign manager, Brad Parscale, corrected the false notion that Gov. Matt Bevin’s defeat to Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear on Tuesday was somehow a referendum on President Trump.

“President Trump’s rally helped five of six Kentucky Republicans win clear statewide victories, including Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron, who will be the first black A.G. in Kentucky history and the first Republican to hold the office since 1948,” read a Trump campaign statement. “The President just about dragged Gov. Matt Bevin across the finish line, helping him run stronger than expected in what turned into a very close race at the end. A final outcome remains to be seen.”

On Twitter, Parscale reiterated that Bevin's loss (though he has not conceded), has nothing to do with Trump.

"The networks are already full of crap with Kentucky, be honest!" he said. "The Democrats nominated a moderate, who’s dad was a moderate, who didn’t talk about impeachment or Trump, and who acts like a Republican. Talk about Kentucky when an actual Democrat runs. #FakeNews"

Others agreed, cautioning against drawing a connection between Bevin and Trump. 

Bevin was one of the least popular governors in America, according to a recent Morning Consult survey. 

Morning Consult's Governor Approval Rankings now show the Kentucky governor is the second-most unpopular governor behind Rhode Island Democrat Gina Raimondo.

Bevin's unpopularity dropped from 56 percent to 53 percent in Morning Consult's 2019 Q3 survey. His approval increased from 32 percent to 34 percent, which still remains the lowest approval rating in the country. He remains the most unpopular Republican governor, and he is the only Republican governor who has at least a 50 percent unpopular rating. 13 percent of people surveyed said they don't know. (WKYT)