Amid a climate of deepening divisions and staunch partisanship, Governor Andy Beshear's re-election as a Democrat in Kentucky strikingly defies the prevailing political currents. Prediction markets and polling throughout the year favored Beshear over Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, so it would be inaccurate to call the result an upset. But as the results came in on … [Read more...] about How Democrat Andy Beshear Won Re-Election in Deep Red Kentucky
2023 Kentucky Gubernatorial Race
The 2021 elections were a disaster for the Biden White House and Democrats. The 2022 midterms, however, were a surprising reprieve, as Republicans vastly underperformed historical expectations. And now, 2023 was probably the strongest year yet for Biden’s Democratic Party as they managed to win nearly every closely-watched race. Let’s take a look at those contests, starting … [Read more...] about Dems Score Rare Off-Year Triumph As They Turn Towards 2024
It’s finally that time of the year again, as voters in every state across the nation head to the polls ahead of November 7th, Election Night 2023. Despite the moniker ‘off-year election’, there’s plenty of contests being decided on Tuesday night, including: two Gubernatorial races, a Congressional special election, legislative races in four states, plus countless judicial … [Read more...] about What to Watch: An Hour-By-Hour 2023 Election Night Guide
This fall, something strange might happen: a Democrat could win statewide in Kentucky. On November 3rd, the Bluegrass State will hold its gubernatorial election. If the betting markets are to be believed, incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, is the heavy favorite; at the time of writing, PredictIt share prices imply that the governor has roughly a four-in-five chance of … [Read more...] about Kentucky Gubernatorial Election 2023: Can Democrat Andy Beshear Win Again In Deep Red Kentucky?
There is consensus building that the Kentucky race is leaning Democratic or, if you look around Election Twitter, that Governor Andy Beshear is practically a shoo-in for re-election. Opposing forces are at work inside the state that position it to be the closest gubernatorial race in November. Unfortunately, state polling hasn't helped to clarify this and should be taken with a … [Read more...] about Kentucky Gubernatorial Election Preview (and a warning about Polling in the Bluegrass State)