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Kentucky Elects Second Republican Governor In 44 Years

Kentucky Republican Governor-elect Matt Bevin, right, and his wife Glenna react to the cheers of supporters during his introduction at the Republican Party victory celebration, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (Timothy D. Easley/AP Photo)
Kentucky Republican Governor-elect Matt Bevin, right, and his wife Glenna react to the cheers of supporters during his introduction at the Republican Party victory celebration, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (Timothy D. Easley/AP Photo)

Voters in Kentucky elected Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin to the governorship yesterday, making him only the second Republican to win that position in 44 years.

A Louisville businessman and political outsider, Bevin succeeded in beating out Democrat Jack Conway, the sitting Attorney General, by nearly nine percentage points.

His victory notably comes coupled with several other statewide office Republican wins, which have been attributed, in part, to the unpopularity of President Obama and his healthcare reforms.

Ryland Barton of Here & Now Contributor Station Kentucky Public Radio joins Jeremy Hobson to talk about what changes may come to the state under the new governor.

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