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Republican Bevin concedes defeat in Kentucky governor's race

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Republican Bevin concedes defeat in Kentucky governor's race
Republican Bevin concedes defeat in Kentucky governor's race

Matt Bevin, the Republican Kentucky governor backed by U.S. President Donald Trump, conceded defeat on Tuesday in a tight race against Democrat Andy Beshear.

Beshear, whose father, Steve, was the state's last Democratic governor, scored a narrow victory on Nov.

5 despite an election-eve rally headlined by Trump, who remains popular among Republicans.

After a recanvass of the vote showed no change in results, Bevin said at a news conference he would no longer contest the election.

"I truly wish the attorney general well as the next governor of the state," Bevin said.

Beshear responded on Twitter: "It's official - thank you Kentucky.

@GovMattBevin and his team have already begun a smooth transition.

It's time to get to work!"

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