Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear Secures Second Term, Triumphs Over Republican Opponent

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky was reelected to a second term, defeating Republican Daniel Cameron in the competitive gubernatorial election. Beshear's victory continues the recent trend of Democrats prevailing in statewide elections in Kentucky, even as Republicans dominate in legislative and congressional races. As governor, Beshear has presided over record economic growth and jobs numbers in Kentucky. He campaigned on his leadership during disasters like tornadoes and flooding, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Abortion was a key issue in the race, with Beshear touting his support for exceptions to the state's abortion ban, while Cameron had signaled support for the sweeping ban with no exceptions.