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Our analysis of the Dem candidates for KY governor

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When you begin considering whom to vote for in this year’s Democratic primary for governor, there are at least four criteria you might use:

  • Vision for the State – What kind of Kentucky do they want to help build while in office, and how well do they articulate that?
  • Policies and Legislation – Where do they stand on the issues? Which policies, programs, and legislation will they support, and which will they either oppose or give lukewarm support?
  • Viability as a Candidate – Can they win in the general election? It doesn’t do any good to have a great vision and strong progressive policies if you can’t convince voters to support you.
  • Effectiveness as Governor – How good will they be as a Chief Executive? Do they know how to build a team and run things? How well will they work with the General Assembly? Can they build coalitions and move legislation?

These are the four criteria we are going to use as we look at the top three Democratic candidates for Kentucky governor in 2019. We are not endorsing any of the three, as all of them have their own plusses and minuses noted in our analysis. And obviously, you should do your own research as well, including reading their responses on the KFTC survey and visiting their web site. (We include links to both in our analysis articles.)

Here, then, are the Forward Kentucky analysis articles on the three top Democratic candidates for governor. If you find these valuable, please use the sharing buttons to share them with others.


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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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