In stunning upset, Democrat Beshear is apparent winner in Kentucky governor race, a blow to Trump, NBC projects

WASHINGTON — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is the apparent winner over Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a huge upset and a blow to President Donald Trump, NBC News projects.Trump had endorsed Bevin and campaigned with him in Lexington the night before the election, where the president told supporters that a loss by the GOP governor would be portrayed as Trump’s having suffered “the greatest defeat in the history of the world.”The candidates were separated by less than 10,000 votes, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Beshear was leading with 49.4 percent, or 706,865 votes, to Bevin’s 48.7 percent, or 696,918 votes.

Source: In stunning upset, Democrat Beshear is apparent winner in Kentucky governor race, a blow to Trump, NBC projects

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