Republican Party candidate for governor Matt Bevin said Wednesday morning he prefers Ben Carson among the GOP’s presidential candidates-not his fellow Kentuckian Sen.
Paul is scheduled to speak at a rally for Matt Bevin at Kentucky State University.
Independent candidate Drew Curtis said he would vote for Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman who has upended the Republican establishment with his unorthodox campaign.
In an answer reminiscent to that of Obama-stiff-arming Alison Lundergan Grimes in last year’s Senate race, Curtis said he could not remember who he voted for in the 2012 presidential race – less than three years ago.
The poll – conducted for WKYT-TV, the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and WHAS-TV – found Conway would get 42 percent of the vote compared to 37 percent for Bevin and seven percent for independent candidate Drew Curtis.
Bevin later said via Twitter that he’s not endorsing any presidential candidates.
“I’m looking at people I think would have best chance of uniting all the pieces”, Bevin told host Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, a show broadcast to 35 affiliates across the state.
Conway, a Democrat, reiterated his positions on topics including early childhood education and health care.
“When I’m governor I will make sure there are African-Americans appointed to that board”, Conway said. He’s a friend of mine, he’s been very gracious to me, and vice versa when I ran.
In response to a question about whether defunding the state’s share for Planned Parenthood, Conway said he doesn’t support any public money going for abortion services.
While Conway and Bevin stuck mostly to their campaign scripts, a few of Jones’ questions gave a few telling openings in each of the candidates’ offense and defense.
Curtis said he was open to raising taxes if it was necessary, but he ” would rather streamline the tax code and get the efficiencies out of that, instead”.
Conway- the state attorney general – released an advisory opinion saying Beshear broke the law.
“The first day I would be in office I would drop a big fat audit on the Kentucky Retirement System”, Curtis said.