The Trailer: Kentucky Democrats Try To Argue They Can Win In ‘Trump Country’

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In this edition: Kentucky’s wild primary for governor, the politics of antiabortion Democrats, and Bernie adjusting to second place.

I learned the hard way that you can’t buy bourbon in Kentucky before Sunday afternoon, and this is The Trailer.

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — On Friday night, the three leading Democrats in the race for governor of Kentucky stood under a portrait of Colonel Sanders to answer their state’s biggest political question. Who could beat Gov. Matt Bevin, the Republican who had been making their lives miserable?

“I got in this race because of Matt Bevin’s agenda,” Rocky Adkins, the Democratic leader in the state House, told the hundred Shelby County Democrats who’d gathered in a replica of one of Sanders’s homes.

“We absolutely must beat Matt Bevin this fall, and if there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s beat this governor,” said Andy Beshear, the state’s attorney general, referring to a run of successful lawsuits.

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