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Down-ballot Dems lose state-wide races

The Dem ceiling this election? 43%

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While Andy Beshear was rolling to a second-term, his hoped-for coattails did not materialize, as all the down-ballot Democrats lost their races for state-wide office.

The race for secretary of state was called early, with the incumbent Michael Adams besting Buddy Wheatley 60.6% to 39.4%.

Allison Ball’s race for auditor was called next, as Ball beat Kim Reeder 61% to 39%.

The Democrat with one of the most active campaigns was Colonel Pam Stevenson, aka “Colonel Pam,” who worked the state tirelessly in her bid to be the next attorney general. Nevertheless, she lost to the Republican, Russell Coleman, 58% to 42%.

After losing in his House primary in 2018, Jonathan Shell returned to the political fray and won the race for ag commissioner, defeating Sierra Enlow 59.4% to 40.6%.

Of all the down-ballot Dems, Michael Bowman had the best result, losing the race for treasurer to Mark Metcalf by only 57.2% to 42.8%

No down-ballot Democrat got above 43% of the votes.

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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)

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