LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin is urging Kentuckians to “vote your values and not your party” as he makes his final pitch ahead of Tuesday’s election.
Bevin got a plug Monday from his one-time adversary, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, at his first campaign stop in Louisville.
Bevin is competing with Democrat Jack Conway to succeed two-term Gov. Steve Beshear.
McConnell says Bevin represents the change needed to make Kentucky more competitive.
McConnell and Bevin waged a bitter primary campaign fight last year, and Democrats have repeated some of McConnell’s attacks against Bevin in this year’s campaign.
Conway, the state’s attorney general, says he will peel away plenty of Republic support from Bevin.
Conway says the race is a contrast “between the mainstream and the extreme.”
Bevin and Conway are campaigning across Kentucky.