Gubernatorial Candidates Stop in Bowling Green

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

There's only a few days left until the primary election and candidates are making their rounds throughout the state.

Over the past few weeks we've interviewed the Gubernatorial candidates for Governor during our 5:00 newscast.

Two of the ones we didn't get to were Democrat Steve Beshear and Republican Anne Northup, who both stopped in Bowling Green on Saturday.

The two discussed why they would make strong governors.

"We're gonna win in a landslide", Anne Northup said to a crowd at the Bowling Green/Warren County Regional Airport.

Former U.S. Representative, Anne Northup, is on the Republican ticket and says she is optimistic she and running mate Jeff Hoover will defeat businessman Billy Harper and Governor Ernie Fletcher, despite the recent political ads targeted at her.

"It's amazing that both men in the race that have all the assets would call me the bully", says Northup.

She contends she would be a strong governor.

"I am optimistic. I feel like there are alot of Republicans that see this as a crossroads, a chance for a fresh start and a candidate that doesn't have so many questions, so many difficulties. I'll tackle the testing in school, that's such a disaster that we should have already tackled, but it takes strong leadership. I'll repeal the alternative minimum calculator that's killing us in the small business area. I'll make sure that there's far more less expensive coverage for working Kentuckians who can't afford expensive health care policies", says Northup.

Steve Beshear is on the Democratic ticket. He says he is also confident he and running mate Daniel Mongiardo will defeat the Democratic nominees.

"In this last week, all these public polls that have come out all show us in the lead. Some of them show us getting very close to that magic 40 percent that would prevent a runoff", Beshear said to a crowd at Rudloff Law Office.

He says unlike some of the Republican ads, for the most part the Democratic ones have been positive.

"I think its much better when we're talking about what we want to do for the state and our people instead of everybody throwing mud at each other", says Beshear.

He says he wants to improve the states educational system and support the major colleges more.

"We've got to improve our educational system so our kids can get a world class education they need and deserve in order to compete in this world. We've go to work hard to support our major colleges, like Western Kentucky University here in Bowling Green. We also want to lower health care costs. We're gonna make health care a big priority in our administration. We're gonna work hard to not only lower the cost, but to also expand the coverage so our kids have the coverage they need in this state", says Beshear.

here is a list of the gubernatorial candidates you will be able to vote for on Tuesday.

The following is a list of the candidates on the Democratic ticket:

Steve Beshear
Gatewood Galbraith
Steve Henry
Otis Hensley Jr.
Bruce Lunsford
Jody Richards

The following is a list of the candidates on the Republican ticket:

Ernie Fletcher
Billy Harper
Anne Northup

The primary election is on Tuesday, May 22nd. Stay connected to WBKO on election night as we bring you the latest on the Gubernatorial race.

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