In Kentucky, Democrat Attorney General Andy Beshear agreed to defeat Republican Governor Matt Bevin. He maintained a lead of 0.4 percentage points, and all districts reported, though Bevin said he would not give in. Trump had tried to bolster Bevin by holding a rally with him Monday night in Kentucky, telling the state GOP voters that the outcome of the race would be seen as a reflection on him.
When Beshear attaches, he has announced he would facilitate access to Medicaid, revise state education, and restore the voting rights of former criminals who have wasted their time.
In Virginia, Democrats won majorities in both the House and Parliament Senate, giving the party full control of the state's government and consolidating the former swing state as a stronghold of the party. Their profits open the door to new weapons legislation, an increased minimum wage, and other progressive measures that the Republicans had previously blocked.
And in Mississippi, the Republicans had assumed the office of governor and repulsed the offer of a veteran Democrat for another potential election committee. Winning the GOP means that the state is likely to continue to cut taxes and refuse to extend Medicaid.
Here are three examples from Tuesday's election:
The governor's race in Kentucky brings problems for the Republicans.
It is true that Bevin was a problematic candidate. He worked to reverse Kentucky's Medicaid extension. His brazen style came when he accused protesting teachers of being "selfish" and having a "racket mentality" as they rejected his efforts to lower their pensions. Surveys showed that he was one of the nation's least popular governors.
But do not make a mistake: National Republicans were all-in on Bevin.
Trump spent Monday night with Bevin in Kentucky. Vice President Mike Pence took a bus tour last week with the governor of the first term. And the Republican Governors Association spent millions of dollars to boost it on the radio waves.
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