GOP Outsider Matt Bevin Wins Kentucky Governor's Race
GOP nominee Matt Bevin bested Attorney General Jack Conway to become Kentucky's next governor.By Matt Picht | November 3, 2015
For only the second time in more than 40 years, Kentucky has a Republican governor.
GOP candidate and Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin triumphed over Kentucky's attorney general Jack Conway in Tuesday's election. A millionaire businessman, Bevin ran as a political outsider who couldn't be bought off — a popular theme this year.
The victory is a big win for Republicans, who've managed to win Kentucky's federal elections but haven't had much luck electing state officials. It's also a good sign for the party's national platform; opposition to President Obama's signature health care law was a central plank of Bevin's campaign.