Kentucky Democratic Governor-elect Andy Beshear, who scored a narrow victory over Governor Matt Bevin despite an election-eve rally headlined by President Trump, said on Wednesday that he was going to start bringing Kentucky together by 'changing the tone'.
U.S. Democrats claimed an upset win in Kentucky on Tuesday over a Republican governor backed by President Donald Trump and seized control of the state legislature in Virginia, where anti-Trump sentiment in the suburbs remained a potent force.
In Kentucky, Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear, whose father, Steve, was the state's last Democratic governor, scored a narrow victory over Governor Matt Bevin despite an election-eve rally headlined by Trump.
While the result was a significant setback for Trump, who remains relatively popular in Kentucky, it may have had more to do with Bevin's diminished standing in the state.
Opinion polls showed Bevin may be the least popular governor in the country, after he waged high-profile fights with labor unions and teachers.
Beshear's upset win could also bolster Democrats' slim hopes of ousting Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is on the ballot himself in the state next year.
At a rally on Tuesday night, Bevin refused to concede, citing unspecified "irregularities," even as Beshear called on the governor to honor the results.
An animal lover whose pet dog, cat and guinea pig are as thick as thievesclaims the unusual interspecies throuple prove that four-legged foes reallycan become the best of friends. Nanny Marina Decelle, 23, and her coastguardfiancé Zach Bowen , 23, were already surprised and delighted when hisChesapeake retriever, Bentley, eight, and her shorthaired guinea pig, Dexter,two, became pals. But they feared three would be a crowd when her parents'cat, Molly, two, needed new digs in June this year and the couple agreed totake her in at their home in Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA. Particularlyconcerned as Molly had shown a predatory interest in Dexter when he had oncelodged with her parents, Marina recalled one nerve-wracking occasion, saying:"One day, Zach and I walked into the kitchen to find Dexter's cage had beenpulled onto the floor from the top of the fridge.
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