Why America's Least Popular Governor Will Likely Get Reelected This Year

Governing: Heading into Tuesday’s primary, Gov. Matt Bevin looked potentially vulnerable for reelection this year, despite Kentucky’s strong Republican voting habits. He’s still favored in the fall, but his weak showing makes him look beatable.

Against three opponents, Bevin took just 52 percent of the GOP primary vote, which was open only to Republican voters. His relatively little-known lead challenger, state Rep. Robert Goforth, took 39 percent of the statewide vote, outpacing the incumbent in more than 30 counties.

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