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Matthew Griswold Bevin is an American businessman and politician who served as the 62nd Governor of Kentucky, from 2015 to 2019. He was the third Republican elected Kentucky governor since World War II, after Ernie Fletcher (2003–2007) and Louie Nunn (1967–1971).
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Kentucky attorney general asks FBI to investigate ex-Gov. Matt Bevin's pardonsFormer Gov. Matt Bevin has received criticism for pardoning or commuting the sentences of more than 650 people following his failed re-election bid.
Amid claims of 'political favoritism,' FBI is asking questions about former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's pardonsFederal investigators are looking into former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's last-minute pardons, some of which have drawn national criticism.
Former US governor defends pardon of convicted child rapistMatt Bevin said there was no evidence the 9-year-old child was raped because her hymen was intact.
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Republican mega-donor urged ex-Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to pardon convicted killerPublic records show prominent Kentucky banker Terry Forcht lobbied then Gov. Matt Bevin on behalf of Patrick Baker twice.
Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin defends controversial pardons, blames outrage on 'political opportunism'In an interview with The Courier Journal, Bevin dismissed critics calling for investigations but said he would welcome a federal investigation.
Ex-Gov. Matt Bevin defends flurry of pardons as Kentucky lawmakers call for investigationMatt Bevin's fellow Republican state Senate President Robert Stivers called for the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate the flurry of late pardons.
Matt Bevin, Ousted in Kentucky, Sets Off Furor With ‘Extreme Pardons’The outgoing governor pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 400 people as he left office, prompting calls for an investigation.
US governor issues 428 pardons during final days in officeKentucky Governor Matt Bevin's pardons included a convicted murderer, whose brother donated to his campaign.
Kentucky governor pardons convicted killer whose brother hosted campaign fundraiser for himKentucky Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned hundreds of people, including some convicted of homicide, on his final days in office.
Kentucky governor pardons man serving life sentence for sexual abuse of 6-year-old stepdaughterBevin said he and the presiding judge over Paul Donel Hurt's case believe he was "wrongly convicted and imprisoned for nearly 20 years."
Gov. Matt Bevin concedes in Kentucky gubernatorial electionRepublican Gov. Matt Bevin says he will not contest results showing Democrat Andy Beshear winning the Kentucky governor's race. (Nov. 14)
Kentucky Governor Race: Matt Bevin Concedes to Andy BeshearMatt Bevin, Kentucky’s sharp-elbowed governor conceded defeat after a recanvass of votes confirmed the victory of Andy Beshear, son of a two-term Democratic governor.
A week after the election, Kentucky's GOP governor concedesGOP incumbent Matt Bevin, who had the backing of President Trump, had requested a recanvass
Republican Bevin concedes Kentucky governor's raceMatt Bevin, the Republican Kentucky governor backed by U.S. President Donald Trump, conceded defeat on Tuesday in a tight race against Democrat Andy Beshear.
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As Kentucky Rechecks Votes, Many Are Ready to Move On. The Governor Is Not.A recanvass is expected to preserve a Democratic challenger’s narrow victory. Will Matt Bevin concede?
How Many Lines Can a Politician Cross? Kentucky Governor Is a Cautionary TaleEven with President Trump’s support, Matt Bevin’s poor showing in Kentucky served notice that unpopular candidates from a dominant party can struggle to survive.
Kentucky Gov. Bevin seeks vote recanvassRepublican Gov. Matt Bevin asked Wednesday for a recanvass of Kentucky election results that showed him more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear, who discounted the challenge and began..
Matt Bevin claims "significant irregularities" as grounds for recanvass requestAfter his Democratic opponent claimed victory, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin formally requested a recanvass, which is different from a recount but allows voting receipts to be reprinted and checked. The..
Kentucky Governor Could Challenge Election Before State LegislatureTrailing Andy Beshear by about 5,000 votes, Gov. Matt Bevin is calling for a recanvass of ballots next week. A showdown between lawmakers could follow.
AP Top Stories November 6 PHere are the top stories for Wednesday, Nov. 6th: House Democrats announce public hearings in impeachment probe; Bevin seeks recanvass in Kentucky governor's race; Protesters clash with security forces..
Matt Bevin's "Trumpy" style didn't work in Kentucky race"A Republican incumbent in this state shouldn't have had this much trouble," Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Bill Estep said
Watch live: Bevin speaks after Beshear claims victory - live updatesMatt Bevin refuses to concede to Andy Beshear
Beshear vs. Bevin: Kentucky governor's race could be decided by state legislatureAfter Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede to Andy Beshear, Senate President Robert Stivers said the legislature may get the final say.
Democrat Andy Beshear says it's time to move forward after Kentucky governor's electionGov. Matt Bevin isn't conceding. But Democratic Andy Beshear, who claimed victory in Kentucky's tight governor's election Tuesday, is moving forward with a transition. Beshear took questions from..
Andy Beshear claims victory in Kentucky governor's race, but Matt Bevin won't concedeKentucky's Republican Governor Matt Bevin is refusing to concede after results show Democratic candidate Andy Beshear won the election by a narrow margin. Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Bill Estep..
Watch live: Andy Beshear speaks after declaring victory in KentuckyCurrent Gov. Matt Bevin says he isn't conceding
Democrats declare victory in Kentucky, take Virginia legislatureDemocrats are claiming a significant election day prize in Kentucky. State Attorney General Andy Beshear says he defeated Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. The race is officially too close to call, but..
Kentucky Gov. race: Too close to call, Dem leadsThe hotly contested governor's race in Kentucky was too close to call early Wednesday, with Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear holding a narrow lead - and declaring victory. Republican Gov. Matt..
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A Bevin-Beshear recount? Here's what could happen in the Kentucky governor's raceAfter one of the wildest finishes to a gubernatorial election in Kentucky history, Andy Beshear declared victory and Gov. Matt Bevin wouldn't' concede. What now?
Democrats Win Big in Virginia and Hold Slim Lead in Kentucky Governor’s ElectionWith backing from Kentucky’s urban centers, the Democratic candidate, Andy Beshear, had an edge over Gov. Matt Bevin, the Republican.
In upset, Democrat poised to defeat Trump-backed Kentucky governorKentucky's Republican governor, Matt Bevin, appeared poised on Tuesday to lose to Democratic challenger Andy Beshear, despite the state's strong Republican leanings and an election-eve rally headlined..
Democrat Andy Beshear and incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin face off in KentuckyIncumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin and Democrat Andy Beshear are deadlocked in the polls as Kentuckians cast their ballots on Election Day. Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Daniel Desrochers..
Trump looking to give last minute boost to KY Gov.President Donald Trump traveled to Kentucky Monday night to rally support for Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who is trying to win a second term in office on Tuesday. Democrats and the impeachment..
Trump Urges Kentucky Supporters to Defy ‘Crazy’ Democrats and Re-Elect GovernorThe president sought to mobilize what he called an “angry majority” to bolster Matt Bevin, the state’s unpopular incumbent, who was locked in a close race on the eve of the vote.
Trump to rally for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on eve of surprisingly close electionDonald Trump heads to Kentucky on Monday to hold a rally for Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican a tight election contest against Democrat Andy Beshear.
Watch live: Trump rallies supporters in Lexington, KentuckyRepublican Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to fend off Democratic challenger Andy Beshear in a close race
Kentucky Governor’s Race Tests Impact of Impeachment in StatesMatt Bevin, the unpopular Republican incumbent, has strongly aligned himself with President Trump and invoking impeachment as a cudgel against his opponent, Andy Beshear.
Local Matters: Kentucky governor's race in a dead heatThe Kentucky governor's race is in a dead heat with both Democratic candidate Andy Beshear and incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin tied in the polls. Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Daniel..
Kentucky gubernatorial race tied as Trump, Pence prepare to visit the stateA new poll found GOP Governor Matt Bevin and Democrat Andy Beshear tied, each with 46% support from voters
Could Kentucky, a deep red state, elect a Democrat as its next governor?Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is challenging incumbent Governor Matt Bevin in a closely watched gubernatorial race
Gov. Matt Bevin trolls Democrats at Kentucky State Fair in President Trump jacketGov. Matt Bevin visited the Kentucky Democrats' booth at the state fair in Louisville on Saturday clad in a blue jacket decorated with images of President Donald Trump's face