Big-spending Kentucky AG’s race goes to voters to decide

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s campaign for attorney general turned into a verbal sparring match between Democrat Andy Beshear and Republican Whitney Westerfield over qualifications, a critical job evaluation and one candidate’s familiar last name.

The matter goes to voters Tuesday. The outcome, however, might hinge on voters’ assessment of a Kentuckian not on the ballot.

Beshear is the son of two-term Gov. Steve Beshear. Andy Beshear insists he’s standing on his own record as a candidate. Westerfield says his opponent capitalized on his last name to rake in campaign cash.

The big-spending attorney general’s campaign tops the list of down-ballot races for statewide offices in Tuesday’s election in Kentucky.


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