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Governor’s Mansions in Kentucky, Mississippi, Unlikely To Change Parties

Governor’s Mansions in Kentucky, Mississippi, Unlikely To Change Parties

Kentucky’s sitting Democratic Governor Steve Beshear appears to be retaining his seat as early reports make it clear that he has a significant lead over both his Republican and Independent challengers.† With nearly half of the state’s precincts reporting results, Beshear has nearly 60 percent of the vote, with Republican David Williams winning 31.5 percent and Independent Gatewood Galbraith receiving 10 percent.† With Beshear’s likely victory, the governor’s mansion will remain in Democratic hands.

Meanwhile, as results begin to trickle in from Mississippi, it’s appearing clear that Republican Lt. Governor Phil Bryant is likely to take over for Governor Haley Barbour, with a early returns showing a two to one advantage over Democrat Johnny DuPree.††† As of this point, votes on Amendment 26, the bill that wants to redefine a fertilized egg as a legal person, is still too close to call, although no’s are currently leading.† We will update on that race separately.

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7:11AM PST on Nov 9, 2011

Good for Kentucky, bad for Mississippi.

6:28AM PST on Nov 9, 2011

I don't think most people in those states even no the difference between the parties. I think they just vote for the people they like. Actually, that could be a good thing.

5:54AM PST on Nov 9, 2011

Yep, good news for Kentucky...I voted Democrat yesterday!

3:02AM PST on Nov 9, 2011

I am beginning to think the war between the North and South is not over.

7:58PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Good news from Kentucky and Mississippi on Amendment 26!

7:44PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

AP just called it, amendment 26 got voted down

6:29PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

good news from KY..... hope Mississippi is smart and able to realize that fertilized eggs are not people....but that takes common sense and/or thinking logically....hope it can happen....

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