Democrat Andy Beshear won the governor's race in Kentucky, defeating incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, several news organizations are projecting. Beshear, the state's attorney general, beat Bevin by about 5,000 votes and declared victory, though Bevin did not concede Tuesday night. His campaign officially called for a recanvass on Wednesday, citing unspecified "reports of irregularities," while Beshear's campaign said they are confident a recanvass would reaffirm Beshear's victory. President Trump won Kentucky in 2016 by 30 points, and held a rally in Lexington on Monday night to try to drum up support for Bevin. Bevin, however, is deeply unpopular in Kentucky, and Beshear ran against him on several important issues, including education and health care. Beshear's father, Steve Beshear, was a two-term governor of Kentucky.
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