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Politics Chat: Northern Kentucky Chooses Beshear Over Bevin

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One of the keys to Democrat Andy Beshear's apparent win in Tuesday's Kentucky governor race was the fact that two of the three Northern Kentucky counties - Campbell and Kenton - voted for Beshear over Republican incumbent Matt Bevin.

Bevin won Boone county, the third county across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, but by much less of a margin that he did four years ago when his opponent was Democrat Jack Conway.

WVXU's Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the impact the Northern Kentucky vote had on the race, which Bevin has refused to concede. He has asked for a re-canvass of Tuesday's vote count, which showed a difference of about 5,000 between the two candidates.

Wilkinson believes that it was clear many Northern Kentucky Republicans were registering their displeasure with Bevin by voting for the Democrat Beshear Tuesday.

Howard Wilkinson is in his 50th year of covering politics on the local, state and national levels.