I backed Matt Bevin in his Senate race. He is a profoundly good guy. But when he ran for Governor, my impression of the race was that the state was ready to move on. And I did not back him. I should have. The top two candidates began beating the crap out of each other in a nasty, nasty way and Matt just showed the optimism and smile that built him a loyal following in his Senate race. He grabbed the GOP nomination and is now the best hope to flip Kentucky to the GOP.
Besides, we will want a Republican Governor in Kentucky for when we force McConnell out of power. (Kidding. Sort of.)
We need to rally to Matt Bevin. The Republican Governors Assocation has decided to withhold advertising in the race, not because they have written it off, but because they know Matt is close and they think he should use more of his own funds now.
We need to help Matt Bevin. He absolutely can win Kentucky. The polling is close and his opponent, the Kentucky Attorney General, has shown himself to be deeply, deeply hostile to religious liberty, small businesses, and common sense.